BlackBerry 6, the next generation BlackBerry OS that debuted on the BlackBerry Torch, has been leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. We’ve haven’t posted BlackBerry leaks for any device lately simply because they have been variations of OS 5 and you could barely tell the difference between them. OS 126.96.36.199, however, is the first BlackBerry 6 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 that we’ve heard of…
BlackBerry Bold 9650
Can someone please explain to me why Research in Motion is releasing brand new BlackBerry devices that run BlackBerry operating systems less than BlackBerry 6? Devices like the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Curve 3G say that they are BlackBerry 6 Ready, but, run new builds of BB OS 5 out of the box.
I understand that devices that came out before BlackBerry 6 like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 need to be BlackBerry 6 Ready, but, why put an old deprecated OS on a device released over a month after the debut of your next generation operating system? The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 was just officially announced today, so, why isn’t it coming with BlackBerry 6 installed, as compared to just being BlackBerry 6 ready?
According to PhoneScoop, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is heading to U.S. Cellular and will be available on August 18th. The device will cost $230 on a 2-year contract. U.S. Cellular is offering a $70 mail-in rebate, however, we aren’t sure if the out the door price is $300 or $230.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before Verizon officially releases BlackBerry 6 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, however, until they do, we will have to just watch leaked videos like this.
Adam over at CrackBerry.com did a comparison video of boot times between the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650, and the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 running BlackBerry 6. I am not really stunned by how fast the Torch boots compared to the latest BlackBerry Bold model. It seems on par with (maybe a little slower than) the iPhone and Android devices. I am truly amazed, however, at just how long the other devices take to boot up. It’s kind of sad actually
With the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 on Sprint and Verizon there has been quite a bit of debate as to whether or not this new line of Blackberries are indeed deserving of the title ‘Bold’ or just an upgraded Tour. We’ll break this phone down into two parts; software and hardware…
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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the BlackBerry Bold 9650 being sold in some Verizon stores early, however, it is the first visual confirmation to the effect.
Thanks for the pic bluehorseshoe…
As many of you know, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 went on sale yesterday on Verizon’s website and is supposed to be available in stores starting next Thursday, June 10th. Rumor has it, however, that some Verizon Stores have already to sell the devices that they have in stock.
One day before its launch, Verizon has finally officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9650. It was not a secret at all that the Bold 9650 was coming to Verizon, however, Verizon usually acknowledges that a device exists more than 24 hours before they start selling it.
As we reported previously, the Verizon BlackBerry Bold will be available online starting tomorrow, June 3rd, and in brick and mortar stores one week later, June 10th. The device is priced at $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2 year contract. This is actually a pretty good price.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 ships with BlackBerry OS 5, however, is one of the three devices upgradable to BlackBerry 6 whenever it is released. Let’s hope sooner rather than later…
Word on the street is that the Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be available via direct fulfillment this coming Thursday, June 3rd and available in stores a week later on June 10th. I guess that answers my question if Verizon is waiting on BlackBerry 6 to release the 9650.