Tuesday, May 25, 2010
BlackBerry Bold 9800 images leaked, show off Webkit browser
It’s always pleasant to wake up to a nice BlackBerry leak, and today’s is no exception. A Cellular Guru tipster has managed to lay hands on a BlackBerry 9800 slider, and has released a few images showing off the new Webkit browser, and the BlackBerry 6 operating system. The browser seems to have a nice page-switching setup, and the 100% on the Acid3 test suggests RIM is taking this whole browsing thing seriously. The device is definitively looking to be a touchscreen (which has long been the rumor), and it looks as though SurePress has been left out (no real need, with the physical keyboard available) this time.
Of particular interest to those of us here at BBerryDog, is a small, relatively fuzzy photo (after the break, along with two other, much clearer shots), that shows the memory screen. Unless thine eyes are deceiving me, the 9800 in question has 3.2 gigabytes of free application memory! This would be an extraordinary step forward for RIM, who, as to date never released a device with more than 512 megabytes (and that’s the brand new Bold 9650). We’ll take this one with a grain of salt for now, but that prospect definitely has us excited. Check after the break for more photos, and let us know what you think in the comments