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]