I know you might be thinking, 'The front looks just like that of the old Bold.' But let me tell you, if there's any truth to BGR's report, this Bold could have that one physical feature that no other BlackBerry Bold handset has had before; a capacitive touchscreen, which effectively makes it a touch and type device. Does this mean that the call and drop knobs and the BlackBerry and Back buttons on this phone will be touch-sensitive too?
Given that the phone also has a touchpad, I'm excited to see how the touchscreen could improve user experience. I've played with BlackBerry OS 6 and I can definitely imagine navigating it on a Bold phone with touchscreen.
Anyway, here are the technical specs of the next generation BB Bold according to BGR:
10.5 millimeters thin
BlackBerry OS 6.1
2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
3G mobile hotspot
No word on processor yet. But I'm guessing it will get at least a 1 GHz chip.