US Cellular issued a press release today discussing the arrival of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and their Android line-up. In the section about the Bold 9650 there was a reference to another BlackBerry that they would be releasing later by the end of the year.

The paragraph of the press release reads:

The carrier will release the BlackBerry Bold in early August and later this year it will offer a BlackBerry flip smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. U.S. Cellular is also releasing new touch screen devices like the LG Banter Touch featuring a 3-inch touch display and side-sliding QWERTY keyboard.

What could this “flip smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard” be? Perhaps US Cellular is also going to be getting the Clamshell 9670? It definitely appears to be that way. We’ve heard this device was going to be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. Could it be releasing soon on Verizon and later on US Cellular?

Read the full press release here.