updated 03:45 pm EDT, Mon October 10, 2011
White devices spotted in UAE, Netherlands
Several leaks suggest RIM may be preparing to launch a BlackBerry Bold 9900 variant featuring an all-white color scheme. One of the pictures, which was posted by the Arabic site Berry-Wd, is claimed to show the unannounced white Bold in the wild. The handset is built with a white faceplate and white keyboard, with the same stainless frame as the existing model.
The image is said to have been taken at a Dubai exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. The report is corroborated by a second leak, which shows a press rendering of the same device on Dutch retailer Belsimpel's website.
RIM has yet to formally announce plans to offer a white Bold 9900. Launch timing remains unclear, though the Dutch site suggests an unlocked model will be available in three weeks. [via CrackBerry]