BlackBerry Bold 9700 on T-Mobile and AT&T in NovemberS

The Bold 9000's successor is now official. As a reminder: The 9700 has a slimmer design, optical trackpad, 3.2-megapixel camera (up from 2Mp), and a higher-resolution display (480 x 320). Like the Storm 2, it runs BlackBerry OS 5.0.

OS 5.0 includes a faster browser, threaded text messaging, and BlackBerry maps.

The 9700 keeps the fret-style keyboard dividers, but the slimmer design means you'll probably want to try it in the store first. Both phones also use the same 624MHz processor.

AT&T says they'll be selling the 9700 for $200 (after $100 mail-in rebate). T-Mo hasn't discussed dollars, but confirms the 9700 will support UMA Wi-Fi calling (as part of the carrier's HotSpot@Home service), visual voicemail, and corporate email. [Bold 9700 Page | RIM]

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