Remember that photo of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Full Qwerty keyboard that popped up online at the beginning of March? Well the same company has now posted the OEM casing for the yet-to-announced BlackBerry Bold 9650. We've already seen lots of evidence (Bold 9650 user guide, 9650 inventory listings) that the next generation BlackBerry Tour (codename "essex") has dropped the Tour branding in favor of being called a Bold but we have yet to see photos of that until now... assuming of course you trust these photos (more images below).
From the OEM casing photos you get a clear sense that visually the new CDMA BlackBerry Bold retains the look of the Tour 9630 (exception trackpad vs. trackball) as we saw it in our original BlackBerry Tour2 first look vs. getting some cosmetic surgery to look more like the BlackBerry Bold 9700.
Regardless of name or looks, I think at the end of the day we just want to see this new device get announced! Thanks to Matt B. for sending this in!