i'm thinking 2010...its a tour new and improved pretty much. and the tour just came out so they are not going to release a tour 2 bascially when they havent sold the tour1 devices. and i actually am not a kid but i type well on my storm...it took a while to get use to the touch screen but i love it now. it would be cool if the essex does have a touch screen plus the keyboard...its such a habit for me to touch the screen now. i borrowed a friends curve and touched the screen like an idoit. touch screens are habit for me now. i go to the video rental kiosk and i'm trying to scroll the screen like my storm
Ive heard as early as quarter one 2010. I do know that a big RIM release is right before the Essex for the GSM folks so that will be a tell tale.