Verizon’s BlackBerry Essex 9650 caught in the wild

Remember the unannounced BlackBerry Essex, first appeared in September? A Verizon-branded version of it has just been spotted in the wild, confirming the fact that the largest North America carrier will launch it sometime in the near future.

According to Salomondrin, the Essex 9650 might be released by Verizon in a month or so – perhaps at about the same time with the Palm Pre Plus, Motorola Devour and LG VS750.

The Essex is also known as BlackBerry Tour 2, since it should come as a successor of the Tour 9630, launched by both Verizon and Sprint this summer.

BlackBerry Essex 9650 Verizon

Unlike the Tour 9630, the Essex / Tour2 9650 has an optical trackpad. Other than that, its features include Wi-Fi and likely all the other things the original Tour has. The Essex 9650 will probably be launched by Sprint too, but there’s no word yet on when this may happen.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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