Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/20/blackberry_pluto_9000/

Touchscreen-equipped BlackBerry Bold en route?

Pluto phone rumours

By James Sherwood

Posted in Mobile, 20th October 2008 09:31 GMT

Research in Motion (RIM) is secretly developing a BlackBerry handset that’s set to be out of this world, leaked info about the phone suggests.

The firmis thought to be working on a talker that’s already been dubbed the 'Bold with a touchscreen'. Aaccording to an account by website BGR, the unconfirmed phone has been codenamed 'Pluto' by RIM.

Although technical details are still thin on the ground, the phone – which could officially be labelled as part of the the BlackBerry 9000 series – will sport a Curve 8900-like body and feature the all-important Qwerty keyboard, as well as the touch-sensitive display.

It’s thought that the BlackBerry Pluto 9000 could appear in the third or fourth quarter of next year.