What is it with BlackBerries and seemingly premature reviews? After the Onyx got manhandled
ahead of schedule, it's the turn of its close relative
, the trackpad-equipped 9700, which has been annointed as successor to the Bold
. Boy Genius Report
spared few superlatives in their examination of the hardware, which praises the 9700 as "the most gorgeous BlackBerry on the planet" and involves a size and feel comparison against the Tour
. Their conclusion was that the new handset draws all the positives from RIM's recent portfolio of phones and ties them together into a very compelling little package. We couldn't spot any downsides, so either this is the best phone ever or somebody got a little carried away -- read up and decide for yourself.