I waited for a while for all the big guys to announce it, out of respect for them, but I guess nobody is interested in letting the information out so I might as well do it.
The secret behind the Essex is *drums* a new camera! That's right, a camera upgrade.
Before you jump from excitement about the camera upgrade I just want to let you know that the pics I've seen are of early pre-production models, so if anything changes, please don't go crazy about it. Things like this change all the time, but it looks like RIM is finally giving us the update. So, here is to RIM leaving it on the phone! CHEERS.
Also, this might be a sign from RIM that every other Blackberry after the Essex might include a bigger/better camera too, so let's keep our fingers crossed.