After months of speculation, and quiet on the RIM front, T-Mobile has finally broke the silence and announced the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry Storm 2 (or perhaps before, both launch dates are still somewhat up in the air), the Bold is a significant upgrade for the GSM side - and more importantly, enters the field as the second HSDPA BlackBerry.
The successor to the Bold 9000 (though it's not going anywhere anytime soon), the redesigned 9700 will offer:
The Bold 9700 will be available for $199.99 after rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. According to the press release, it will be out by "the holiday shopping season." Not a concrete date, but based on information we've received, we're still shooting for a mid-November release.