Pictures of the BlackBerry 8700 have been floating around for a week or so but the quality has not been all that great. Thanks to the folks over at, we can get a better peak of what, hopefully, will be officially announced later today.

Features include:


  • 2.0 Radio Platform

320 X 240 (1/4 VGA) Colour LCD

  • Excellent indoor and outdoor readability
  • Exceptional resolution
  • Light sensor for automated LCD brightness


  • Support for v2.0 Protocol Stack
  • Serial port profile for PC connectivity (i.e. synch)
  • Extended support for advanced car kits

312 MHz Processor
Improved performance for:

  • Overall UI navigation and reaction time to inputs
  • Web Browsing
  • 3rd party applications
  • Global and message list searches

Memory: 16MB RAM / 64MB Flash

  • Improves overall speed of applications
  • Allows ISV partners greater flexibility when developing applications

Updated form factor

  • Thinner and narrower than 7200 series
  • high-end ornamental accents
  • Improved look and feel

Full QWERTY Keyboard

  • Dedicated Send and End keys
  • Mute key
  • On/Off Key
  • 2 User-definable key

BlackBerry 4.1 Application additions for Electron

  • Expanded Bluetooth support
  • Expanded media support
  • Idle-mode AMR playback for MMS messages (Voice Notes Playbacks)
  • Contact-specific ring tones

User interface enhancments

  • Expanded theme and coloring of applications
  • Evolved Home screen
  • Enhanced messaging interface

Attachement viewing enhancements (with BES 4.1)

  • “Enlarge All” image support
  • Enhanced full image viewing
  • Enhanced PowerPoint viewing
  • “Slide as image” rendering