RIM to class it up with the BlackBerry Oxford

The BlackBerry Oxford is slated to be a Sprint exclusive at launch according to a leaked advertisement.

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After RIM's big PlayBook announcement two weeks ago, Google and Microsoft knocked out several Android and Windows Phone 7 devices of their own at CTIA and at Microsoft's recent Windows Phone 7 event, drowning out RIM just a tad. But it looks like the company is ready to fight back, or at least that's what this leaked Sprint ad from Boy Genius tells us. It looks like RIM is planning on a new handheld dubbed the BlackBerry Oxford, and it's slated to be a Sprint exclusive at launch.

BlackBerry Oxford leaked? Boy Genius Report

Formerly known as the BlackBerry Style, the Oxford will also be one of a few devices to launch with the new BlackBerry OS 6. Specs include a 5-megapixel camera, a full QWERTY keyboard in a flip-style form factor, Wi-Fi, GPS, and EV-DO Rev. A support. It will be launching October 31 for $99.99 after the usual two-year agreement and $100 mail-in rebate.