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BlackBerry 9000 to sport front-facing video camera?

What’s that RIM has up their sleeves for the BlackBerry 9xxx? Could it be a front-facing video camera? According to Spanish blogger Luis Rodriguez, the answer is yes. It seems that Rodriguez has had a prototype version of the upcoming 9xxx on hand for a little while now, and recently revealed a couple of interesting bits of information. According to Rodriguez, the new BlackBerry will sport an external microSD slot, similar to the current Pearl 2 models, a bigger battery to handle the 3G radio. We already knew this, but, he goes on to say there’s a front-facing video camera for video-chatting. We haven’t heard any info that would suggest the presence of a front facing camera, but we suppose a surprise or two from RIM wouldn’t be unwelcome. If the rumor is true, let’s just hope it doesn’t further contribute to the power management issues that seem to be plaguing the new handset


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.