updated 02:20 pm EST, Tue November 27, 2012
Patagonia 9620 is a budget RIM phone with OS 7.1
A new Nextel Mexico ad spotted online reveals a new BlackBerry handset will soon be released. However, the phone, called Patagonia 9620, will arrive at Nextel Mexico sometime in December, though pricing nor release dates aren't revealed. The ad does reveal the phone's specs, which include OS 7.1, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor and 768MB of RAM.
The phone will otherwise sport a hardware QWERTY keyboard and a 2.44-inch, 480x360-pixel display. There is 2GB of onboard storage that's expandable by a microSD memory card slot. The back of the camera houses a five-megapixel camera, while a GPS sensor, Wi-Fi radio, and PTT support are also onboard.
The phone will fit in on the budget end of RIM's BlackBerry lineup. If or when the handset arrives in other markets remains to be seen. [via CrackBerry]