Will Verizon carry the new Blackberry Bold 9900???
Stylez1981
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Dont want an iphone but my tour isnt cutting it anymore.

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SuzyQ
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Spiral
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Rumor has it that Verizon is already testing units of the CDMA version of the Bold Touch 9930.  Looks like a great addition to the Blackberry lineup.

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lemew
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Bold touch release delayed. I have been waiting on a new blackberry for a couple of years now but this is ridiculous.
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StreetDocRN
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Hey,

I agree with you. I don't look for any new Blackberry devices until later this summer, possibly early fall. RIM just hasn't been too aggresive in the smartphone department. They have been focusing on the Playbook. I'm sick of hearing about the Playbook, especially on Crackberry.com. I think the Bold touch will be a great addition, when it finally comes out.

Doc
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Spiral
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With the release coming later in the summer I am glad that my next upgrade date isn't until October.  That will allow time for the bugs to be identified (and some eliminated) before I take the plunge.  :smileyhappy:

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cyberqat
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Guy in the Blackberry store at the airport told me third quarter for verizon.

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TBhouston
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cyberqat wrote:

Guy in the Blackberry store at the airport told me third quarter for verizon.


hate to break it to you, but a random guy at a store isn't going to know more than 24-48 hours before a device launch date
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gortfulcanelli

Absolutely correct, that airport store "guy" is getting his information (actually rumor and innuendo) from the same sources we all are - the internet (and maybe from another guy in another store). Unless, of course, airport store guy is somehow related to a VZW exec who signs off on final release.

My view is this: I see it when I see it. It's a phone, and sometimes a working device, and infrequently a toy, to me. When the Bold Touch hits the stands, so to speak, some of us holding on to our VZW upgrades (mine kicked in months ago, with my contract ending in Nov 2011) will be pushing & shooving with our hands out.

It's fun listening to the drama, though. Something to do on holiday weekend morning.

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StreetDocRN
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Hi, all,

 

No new Blackberry devices have been announced as of yet.  You can be notified by email by Verizon Wireless any time there are new releases and other great news.  Go to http://email.vzwshop.com/servlet/website/ResponseForm?OSPEJNlmhtLk_.2ef and sign up.  Hope that helps.

 

Doc

 

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jlbern
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I was doing some research on July 8th..yesterday. AT&T will have the 9900 and it should be available very soon if not already. The Verizon version is the Bold 9930 and the word is August, but then again, 99% of all these insiders have is **bleep**, solid **bleep**...

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StreetDocRN
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jlbern wrote:

I was doing some research on July 8th..yesterday. AT&T will have the 9900 and it should be available very soon if not already. The Verizon version is the Bold 9930 and the word is August, but then again, 99% of all these insiders have is **bleep**, solid **bleep**...


Hey,

 

I agree.  No one knows until a couple of days before they actually release it.  However, late July and early August has been a release time for Blackberry in the past.  Look at the Bold 9650 and the Tour.  I also think with all the negative buzz RIM has been getting on the internet, they will be trying real hard to make the 9900/9930 release a big thing to get some positive press.  Just my opinion.

 

 

Doc


 

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OhWiseGuyEh
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Phone has been released all over Canada, nothing but positive reviews. If this doesn't release soon, I may have to get a friend across the border to buy me one instead of waiting for the release here. Can't wait for this 9930!!

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Spiral
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Looks like the 9930 it set to be released for order on August 15 (Monday)..  Already has been reported to be in the Verizon inventory system and customers are calling and asking about this new Blackberry. 

I will be interested in finding out how this new phone works with my Playbook (bridge) and how much the browser is improved from my 9650 (how could it not be improved haha).

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blackberryuser2

I love the new bold. :smileyvery-happy:

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FINFAN3DP
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Will the 9930 be a world phone???

 

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Spiral
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FINFAN3DP wrote:

Will the 9930 be a world phone???

 


Yes, the 9930 Bold is a dual radio (CDMA/GSM) phone like the Bold 9650.  I have also read that the Torch 9850 which is in effect the Storm replacement, will also be a world phone.  9850 is due to be released about Sept. 1st.

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SuzyQ
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