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BlackBerry Onyx Loses a Trackball, Gains a Trackpad

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The leaked-to-all-hell BlackBerry Onyx may have undergone one last change before heading to manufacture: judging by this shot nabbed by BlackBerry Underground, it'll have a Curve 8520-esque optical trackpad—not a trackball.

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This feature has been a persistent rumor since the original Onyx shots hit the web, though the fact that it contradicted the actual photos of the device didn't bode well for its credibility.

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In the context of early reactions to the Onyx leak, this apparent late change makes a lot of sense: the handset was characterized as a best-of-all-worlds device, keeping all the best features of non-touch BlackBerrys without sacrificing compactness. Grabbing the optical trackpad from the 8520, then, is an obvious move. [BlackBerry Underground via BGR]

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Steve_Buscemi's_Orthodontist

Damnit.

I thought the Onyx was renamed the "Tour". Now I am really confused.

I need a new phone for work and I was planning on getting the Tour (cause I is on Verizon) but if the Onyx is better, then what the hell?!?

I is confused.