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In typical RIM fashion, most CDMA BlackBerry devices have evolved from GSM counterparts - the BlackBerry Curve 8330, the BlackBerry 8830, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, and the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, just to name a few.

Notoriously missing from the list is the Curve 8900 (Javelin), which hasn't had a CDMA partner until now.  Crackberry forums member Salmondrin leaked a picture of what is widely believed to be the "Atlas" (it's the one on the left, beside the upcoming Bold 9700).  After some confusion regarding the pictures, it's rumored that the device will be a CDMA unit with Wi-Fi, a trackpad, and the 8900's separated keyboard.  Don't confuse this with the "Essex," which will be the Wi-Fi version of the BlackBerry Tour.

As I wrote in the first paragraph of my Tour review, RIM has historically shoved CDMA in the trunk when it comes to new devices, giving GSM the limelight instead.  Should this information be correct, it's nice to know that they're giving some love to CDMA users.

Source: Crackberry


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