Leaked pics of the new BlackBerry Curve 8980 have surfaced and it looks to be pretty much a Bold with a different keyboard. With China Mobile branded along the bottom, it is possible the carrier could get exclusive rights to the device, not something to brag about considering the specs.
With BlackBerry 6 already on the market and nearing a release to most other devices, we can't be sure this device will be getting the upgrade considering the 256 MB RAM it was last seen holding, although the 9700 is set to receive a "lite' version of Blackberry 6, maybe RIM will please the Curve fans as well. It also comes with a 3.2 camera. the device is most likely set to replace the 8910 which was not so much a big hit with China Mobile.