If you are the owner of a Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 or BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330, you can update your device to BlackBerry 6 by installing OS 188.8.131.525 OTA, or, manually by downloading it to your computer from here…
Consumer Reports has released findings from a member survey which, as we’ve been saying for years, ranks AT&T as the worst wireless provider in the country when it comes to voice, value, and data performance. AT&T scored the lowest possible score in 8 of 9 total categories, only scoring the second to the worst score in texting.
Consumer Reports isn’t as popular as it once was, however, quite a few still value their opinion highly… AT&T is just hoping that most of their customers are don’t…
We take this seriously and we continually look for new ways to improve the customer experience. The fact is wireless customers have choices and a record number of them chose AT&T in the third quarter, significantly more than our competitors. Hard data from independent drive tests confirms AT&T has the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network with our nearest competitor 20 percent slower on average nationwide and our largest competitor 60 percent slower on average nationwide. And, our dropped call rate is within 1/10 of a percent – the equivalent of just one call in a thousand – of the industry leader.
The fact that AT&T can be rated this low, but, be the sole carrier of the highest rated device says a heck of a lot about the iPhone. My guess is that carrier churn from iPhone users switching from AT&T over to Verizon once Verizon gets the iPhone will be unprecedented.
The initial results of our BlackBerry Style Poll are in and it looks like just under 6 out of 10 people who responded don’t think that the Style 9670 sucks. Unfortunately for Sprint, however, less than 18% plan to actually get one. What is really interesting is that we ran a similar poll on Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings, where, other than affection for BlackBerry devices, the demographics couldn’t be any more dissimilar and just under 18% of CBS respondents plan to get a BlackBerry Style as well.
We are going to let the both polls run a bit longer and do a full summary of the results on Friday…
Check out the promotional video for the new BlackBerry Style 9670 then head over to our poll and tell us what you think about RIM’s first clamshell BlackBerry with a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Style 9670 launches exclusively on Sprint October 31st and will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2-year service plan.
In case you haven’t already heard the news, Research in Motion and Sprint have officially announced the BlackBerry Style 9670, RIM’s first BlackBerry Flip Phone with a full QWERTY Keyboard. One thing that you can say about the Style is that it is a polarizing device. Most people fall into the love it or hate it it with a passion category without much in between. Comments here on RIMarkable have been fairly negative towards the Style, but, I concede that more people are likely to comment when they don’t like something compared to when they do.
We figured that we would try to get a better sampling of people’s opinion of the BlackBerry Style, and, what better way to do that than with a poll…
Research in Motion and Sprint have officially announced the BlackBerry Style 9670, RIM’s first full QWERTY clamshell device.
BlackBerry Style features include:
- BlackBerry 6
- 624 MHz processor
- 5 megapixel camera
- Wi-Fi b/g/n
As rumored before, the BlackBerry Style will be available on Sprint starting October 31st and will cost $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2 year service plan. See the full press release after the jump…
So, promo materials for the BlackBerry Style 9670 have started to appear in Sprint stores. One thing that we should note is the the 9670 is again being referred to as the Style. Whether it be called the BlackBerry Style or BlackBerry Oxford… quite honestly we aren’t sure, the BlackBerry 9670 is pretty much a love it or hate type device. I find myself in the latter category which probably means the Style will do awesomely well.
Word on the street is that the BlackBerry clamshell, a.k.a. the BlackBerry Style, ughum, we mean the BlackBerry Oxford will be officially released exclusively on Sprint October 31st. The device will set you back $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a $50 instant rebate. The BlackBerry 9670 Oxford will run BlackBerry 6 out of the box…
Verizon won’t be the only CDMA carrier getting the BlackBerry Curve 3G this month. The BlackBerry 9330 will hit Sprint on September 26th, however, Sprint’s BlackBerry Curve 3G will cost $50 on a 2-year contract after a mail-in rebate, $20 more than on Verizon.
Even though the BlackBerry Curve 9330, RIM’s CDMA variant of the BlackBerry Curve 3G, has yet to be officially announced, I don’t think it comes as any surprise that Research in Motion is working the device. It looks like a BlackBerry KB article (which has since been pulled) mentioned the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 9330, particularly a problem with the device. We are guessing that RIM pulled the KB article because the would like to officially announce the BlackBerry Curve 9330 before they start detailing issues with it publicly.