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BlackBerry Driftwood, Magnum, Opus specs revealed

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Mon April 6, 2009

BlackBerry models specs

Basic specs of three upcoming BlackBerry handsets only known by their codenames have been leaked out by an unnamed source. A weekend BGR report reveals the BlackBerry Onyx will be a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS device featuring a GPS sensor, camera, Wi-Fi without UMA support, a large screen with 480x360 resolution and a QWERTY keyboard. AT&T will be the exclusive carrier of this handset.

The BlackBerry Driftwood will have the same basic specs, apart from added UMA support for the Wi-Fi, though no details were given for the display resolution. UMA is a favorite of carriers like Rogers and T-Mobile, both of which use the feature for cheaper and more reliable calls indoors.

The last of the three 9000-series devices, the Magnum was first heard of in the fall, and is expected to be formally titled the 9220. Its preliminary specs are identical to the Onyx, and it will apparently also be offered by AT&T, and it's not clear how the two will be differentiated in the lineup. The Magnum and Onyx may offer both touchscreen capabilities in addition to the physical QWERTY keyboard.

In other unconfirmed RIM news, the Bold may be getting UMA support and will either be offered at a specific carrier or retroactively across all Bold units.

The BlackBerry Gemini will now consist of a whole line of devices, possibly the 8000-series, and should be lower cost than other models. [via BGR]

by MacNN Staff



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