Remember my report on the BlackBerry Atlas? Well, it looks like it was a bit off. You see, there was some debate about whether the device was CDMA or GSM based. Confusion ensued, people pulled out their hair, riots began, and RIM's Canadian offices were stormed (no pun intended). Just kidding.
Crackberry forums member Salomondrin, the same individual that leaked the pictures, has recorded a fantastic video showing off the capabilities of the device. Unfortunately, it's not a CDMA phone (and he proves it in the video) - rather, it's a GSM device offering EDGE and Wi-Fi connectivity. Otherwise, it's a good looking device, and shows the design evolution that is slowly beginning to take over RIM's product line. What's more, his device is running OS 18.104.22.168, has the new trackpad, appears to have a larger keyboard (though the keys are still separated like the Curve 8900's), and sports the "Bold" moniker on the back of the device. Initial reports are that the device is intended for Asian markets, but it's a bit surprising to see a device in the "Bold" family that doesn't offer 3G.
The Curve 8520 was originally rumored to be for other markets, but made its way to the US. Could we see the same thing happen with the Atlas? My guess is yes. Check out the video to see if it's worth getting excited over.