Earlier in the month, we determined that the BlackBerry "Onyx" 9700 would be referred to as the "Bold" 9700 due to it replacing the BlackBerry Bold 9000. The leaks continue, as Crackberry has discovered a screenshot of AT&T's internal "Lookup Price" tool, which clearly shows a variant of "RIM 9700" on three lines.
Of course, we all know how AT&T can drag their feet when it comes to new launches (I'm reminded of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 snafu, where it seemed to take an eternity to see the device land in the US). That being said, the fact that it's in their system (and easily found, at that) lends credence to a launch date in the near future. Industry guesses have pegged a release date of Black Friday, and while I can't give you 100 percent assurance that everyone's favorite shopping day will in fact be the release date, it seems to be reasonable, given the information that's leaked to date.
Due to my excitement surrounding the rumors and launch of the 9700, I went back and re-read Crackberry's "BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review." From their observations, it's going to be a nice device - and from the review, it beats the existing Bold in every category. BlackBerry fans, hopefully we don't have much longer to wait!