A couple of our RIM sources have informed us that the new BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider will be making its public debut in June on AT&T. The BlackBerry 9800 is a slider phone where the screen slides upwards to reveal the usual BlackBerry style keyboard underneath. The Bold 9800 will sport a QWERTY keyboard as well as a full touchscreen, giving the Bold 9800 phone everything you need to work productively on-the-go.
BlackBerry Bold 9800 will be the first to run BlackBerry 6 OS, a significant though evolutionary upgrade, and pack Wi-Fi n alongside a 360 x 480 display, optical trackpad, the new podcasts app, and the very much anticipated BlackBerry 6 running on board. There is a full QWERTY keyboard bolted on BlackBerry 9800, with the screen looking like it’s around 3.2-inches in size and presumably capacitive screen. giving the Bold 9800 phone everything you need to work productively on-the-go. The memory screen confirms a few new specs, like 512 MB of memory, and what looks like 4 GB of on-board storage on top of the microSD memory card.
With the phone using the new BlackBerry OS 6, a number of nice features will be added which includes a Cover Flow type system, a new media player as well as a WebKit browser. The WebKit browser will allow users to browse in multiple tabs- much like PC browsers today. From the image above, it looks like rather than traditional tabs, the 9800 Bold will use miniature preview boxes to help you get to the screen you want when browsing multiple websites at once.
The BlackBerry Bold 9800 is yet to be officially announced, but the release date for the phone is rumored to be June 2010.