In perhaps another positive sign that the BlackBerry Tour2 (Essex) 9650 launch is imminent, a Verizon employee snapped a picture of the Cellebrite machine, clearly showing the device listed along with its fellow 'Berry brethren.
The thing that caught me off guard is the naming in the system - notice that while the Storm, Storm 2, and Tour are all listed by name, it remains the Essex (its original product code name). Is it possible that the device will be branded as the BlackBerry Essex 9650 at launch? It's possible, but I highly doubt it. Like anything else, Cellebrite machines require regular updates, and my guess is that an update will come just after the 9650's launch that will change the Essex moniker to the official retail name.
At any rate, it's nice to see this. Anyone that works or has worked in the wireless industry knows that seeing a device listed in the Cellebrite machine is usually a sign of an imminent release. Anyone want to begin speculation of the launch timeframe?