BlackBerrry Onyx – “Bold 9700/Onyx” – New

The first official press photo of the BlackBerry Onyx came out today, and it looks very, very nice. This messaging powerhouse will be similar to the BlackBerry Bold, but it will add enough new features and design changes to keep BlackBerry fanatics happy.

This photo came courtesy of Al Sacco at who received this photo from a T-Mobile press representative. Sacco was also sent this little tidbit regarding the follow-up to the Bold:

??? The BlackBerry ‘Onyx’ sports a premium experience and design with a high-gloss black finish and leather grain detail on the back. Boasting features such as high-speed 3G Web browsing, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail and support for corporate and personal e-mail options, the ‘Onyx’ will satisfy all your on-the-go needs. Also the phone comes preloaded with mobile applications from BlackBerry App World, includingAmazon (NSDQ: AMZN) MP3 store for quick and easy music downloads and TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn directions.