Updated BlackBerry Tour (renamed “Essex”) to get WiFi and optical trackpad?

by Mike
Posted August 31st, 2009 at 1:12 pm

For now, take your rumor folder and gently place this one in there to foster and grow. If you thought the BlackBerry Tour was hot stuff now, wait until early 2010 when a lightly updated model is supposed to appear. Along with a new name, “Essex”, this new 9630 will get WiFi much like the updated Storm 2 as well as that optical trackpad that is surprising many good ‘ol physical button lovers everywhere. For now, this is all rumor without any pictures or internal leaked documents to back it up. Though, with the recent adoption of WiFi on the Storm 2 and the optical trackpad already on the 8520 and coming on the 9020, it only makes sense for these features to get passed on. Excited?

Source: IntoMobile, CrackBerry Forums

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  • idiotsniff
    November 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I spoke with a friend today that works for RIM and can confirm that there is BB tour coming soon with wifi and optical trackpad. I think he said there is a beta phone/s going around the BB offices in waterloo, ontario where he works. so keep your fingers crossed.

  • Gib
    September 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Very cool. I need to try one of these optical things out

    • Mike
      September 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

      They’re pretty awesome. I test drove one at a TMO store on the 8520. I was impressed.

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