We have been hearing rumors about a Sprint Nextel 7100 series BlackBerry for some time now and even have a mocked up picture of it here. Thanks to BlackBerry Forums member jnelson2000, we now have direct link to the FCC E-filing Exhibits Page that has 12 PDFs with everything from external and internal pictures of the BlackBerry 7100i to the actual users manual.

The BlackBerry 7100i appears to be your old typical 7100 series BlackBerry however it has an external antenna and the 2-way nationwide walkie talkie feature made famous by Nextel.

We are still waiting for the BlackBerry 7100i to be officially announced but one would have to guess that it is not too far away.