When the original lineup of BlackBerry 7 devices was announced, I was slightly disappointed to not see a Bold 97xx form-factor announced, as it was pretty much the only form-factor I had ever owned.
RIM seems to have decided to tweak a 97xx/99xx hybrid device, which will be releasing soon as the Bold 9790. The original design we seen this summer was basically a 9780 with touchscreen & updated specs, but recent leaked images show a new charging port location & buttons similar to Torch 9850/9860.
These updated buttons honestly make the device look horrendous. Why change something that was great in the first place?