Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Style 9670 for Sprint Shows Flip Phone a Fitting Form for BlackBerry

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-11-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The BlackBerry Style 9670 for Sprint, the second smartphone from RIM running the new Blackberry 6 OS, is the first BlackBerry flip phone with a full, four-row QWERTY keyboard. The clamshell flip phone design is sturdy and polished, an attractive form factor seemingly fitting for a BlackBerry. Unfortunately, the Style does not support Sprint's 4G WiMax network, instead offering 3G EVDO Rev A and 802.11n for connectivity. The Style comes with two low resolution screens—an external screen showing the clock, waiting message indicators, callerID information or media information when the Style is closed—and an internal screen for normal operation when open. Sacrificing some flexibility, the Style only has one convenience key, as RIM eschewed a second button in favor of an externally accessible (theoretically, at least) MicroSD slot. To read the full review, check out "BlackBerry Style 9670 Flips for Sprint 3G Network". Or if you have experience with the BlackBerry Style 9670, share your thoughts at http://labs.eweek.com.
 
 
 

BlackBerry Style 9670 for Sprint Shows Flip Phone a Fitting Form for BlackBerry

by Andrew Garcia
BlackBerry Style 9670 for Sprint Shows Flip Phone a Fitting Form for BlackBerry
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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