CrackBerry got a chance to preview the BlackBerry Tour2, otherwise known as the Essex. The Essex won’t be too different from the original Tour. The new additions are slight button aesthetic changes, the inclusion of Wi-Fi, and an optical trackpad.

The Essex is supposed to become available around January/February 2010, but reports are saying that RIM and Verizon want to get this device out even sooner. They would like to include the Essex in Verizon’s current ‘Buy On Get One’ promotion, which the recently released Storm2 is apart of.