RIM, Sprint Announce BlackBerry “Style” 9670 Clamshell: Images, Video and Tech Specs
The new BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone will be available through Sprint for $100 on October 31. Check out images, video and technical specifications.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today officially announced one of its most poorly-kept secrets of 2010: The BlackBerry “Style” 9670 clamshell, formerly codenamed BlackBerry “Oxford.” Sprint is the exclusive Style 9670 wireless carrier in the United States, and the device will retail for $100 after an equally valued mail-in rebate and along with a new two-year service contract. The BlackBerry Style goes on sale on October 31.
The BlackBerry Style is RIM’s second BlackBerry “flip phone” behind the Pearl 82xx series, but the clamshell handheld is the first flip BlackBerry device with a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s also the first officially released CDMA BlackBerry to run RIM’s new mobile OS, BlackBerry 6, and it’s only the second BlackBerry 6 device, behind RIM’s BlackBerry Torch.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.