Canadian manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has announced an all-white edition of its flagship BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone.
Black and blue versions of the 9700 had been sold previously, but the alabaster look of the new mobile is apparently an attempt by RIM to enhance its aesthetics and make the phone appear "sleek and elegant".
The aesthetic changes have done little to alter the internal capabilities of the Bold 9700, which still boasts 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with GPS for navigation and Bluetooth for peripheral tethering and file transfers.
The trackballs featured on older BlackBerry models have been replaced on the Bold 9700, which features instead an optical trackpad that will not suffer the mechanical meltdown that marred its predecessor.
Both the Carphone Warehouse and network provider T-Mobile have confirmed that they will be offering the white edition of the Bold 9700 when it arrives, but for the moment they are keeping quiet as to their plans for pricing and availability.
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