First extensive hands-on with the BlackBerry 9630 Niagara

Bits and pieces of info have been dropping about the upcoming BB 9630 Niagara over the last few months. We spied a video showing the hardware a few days ago, but CrackBerry got their hands on a pre-production build. They like what they see.

The 9630/ seems to fill the space between the small Curve and the large Bold. CB liked the keyboard and form factor. In fact, they like most of what the early build had to offer. There isn’t a working OS, so the extensive post is all about the hardware. We agree that it’s great the CDMA carries here in the States will finally get a great BB before GSM carries. That doesn’t happen often and the craptastic Storm doesn’t count.