updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon August 7, 2006
Blackberry 8100 Stealth
The Blackberry is almost synonymous with business smartphones these days. Take the bus during rush hour and you'll probably see at least one commuter thumbing through their e-mail. One area where Research In Motion's "crackberry" cachet falls flat, however, is in the all-important cool factor. Sony has its Walkman phones, Motorola has its FOUR LTTR phones, but RIM's Blackberries have been strictly for the 9-to-5 crowd. That's why the recent leak of the 8100 Stealth is so exciting: unlike the rest of the lineup, the Stealth is clearly geared towards those who'd rather get news of a friend's party than keep up on the latest board meetings. In addition to a slimmer shape that makes it better-suited to phone calls (as was first seen in the 7100 series), this newest Blackberry will come equipped with a camera for photos and a media player for music. You can also expect EDGE mobile broadband (EVDO may come later) to round out the package when the phone drops at the end of the year. See a full image after the jump.