BlackBerry 9650 Tour2 'Essex' shows up in Sprint's systems
byChris Ziegler||January 13th 2010 at 3:59pmJanuary 13th 2010 3:59 pm
Sprint appears to be taking a small step toward quashing the WiFi-less BlackBerrys in its product range here on news that the 9650 Essex -- quite likely to be called the Tour2 at retail -- has made its way into the carrier's internal systems. Besides the addition of WiFi, you can probably guess what else is going on in the new model: it'll swap out RIM's classic trackball for the more modern optical pad and likely carry over 99 percent of the original Tour's industrial design. No word on date or price yet, but considering that the first Tour is still just a wee tyke by BlackBerry standards, we wouldn't be surprised if it didn't hit for a few more months.