As many of you may have already known, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a world phone, meaning that it has both CDMA and GSM network capability allowing it to run on other carriers around the world. What you may not have known is that the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 comes factory unlocked which means that all you have to do is pop a SIM card into the device and it will run on any GSM carrier, even those here in the United States, like T-Mobile and AT&T.
Attention Sprint users! The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is now available from Sprint. Many are touting the 9650 as the baddest BlackBerry yet created. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, however, you can pick up the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Sprint for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract or for $449.99 if you want to buy it outright.
Check out Sprint’s website for more information…
Sprint recently put a out a press-release detailing the new Beyond Talk plans being offered by Virgin Mobile beginning May 12th, and, starting at $25 a month for 300 minutes plus unlimited data, these plans sound frigging awesome. The coolest thing about them is that you can add BlackBerry service to them for just $10. That’s right. You can get an unlimited data plan with access to BlackBerry Internet Service and 300 minutes for $35 per month.
There will also be a $40 plan with 1200 minutes and and unlimited talk plan for $60. BlackBerry support is $10 per month on each of these plans as well. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 costs $299 with no contract and will be available at the end of the month. Something tells me that Virgin Mobile has a hit on their hands…
You know how the saying goes… I am just not feeling the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 rumored to be officially announced next week at WES and launched in May. What will the new Bold 9650 do that most other BlackBerry devices with full QWERTY keyboards won’t do? I am sure there is something, but, is it really enough warrant buying another device?
I may pass on the the BlackBerry Bold 9650 just like I passed on the BlackBerry Storm2. What else do you have coming out RIM?
CrackBerry.com was able to get their hands on the Sprint hotsheet and, according to it, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be arriving on Sprint May 16th. The Bold 9650 was rumored to be coming out on Verizon May 27th. It isn’t often that Sprint releases a BlackBerry before Verizon does, however, it’s looking like this will be the case with the BlackBerry Bold 9650.
The Boy Genius has gotten his hands on a Sprint online order form and two new BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry 9650 and the BlackBerry 8230, look like they will soon make their debut on the nations 3rd largest carrier.
BlackBerry OS 22.214.171.1249 has been officially released for the Sprint BlackBerry Storm 8530. You can download OS 126.96.36.1999 via the link below.
Verizon isn’t the only one with BlackBerry Tour2 9650 promotional materials in their inventory system. Sprint has Tour2 Dummy Units in their inventory system as well. Hopefully it won’t be long before the BlackBerry Tour2 9650 is released…
[Via BlackBerry Leaks]
Word on the street is that RadioShack, or, The Shack, as they like to think of themselves these days, is now carrying the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8530. You can pick it up for $29.99 on a new 2-year Sprint Everything plan with data or $49.99 on an upgrade.
This is a really good deal on a really good smartphone. It’s also one of the reasons that I am certain that Apple, with their current model of selling iPhones, will never dominate the U.S. smartphone market, although many an iPhone user already thinks Apple does… I digress, however, and will leave that for another post.
Even though Sprint didn’t offer up a release date when they officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530, RIM’s first full QWERTY CDMA BlackBerry with Wi-Fi, many expected it to come out in mid-December just in time for the holidays. According, however, to an Into Mobile source, the sprint BlackBerry Curve 8530 won’t hit shelves until next year.
Last we heard, the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8530 was rumored to launch on December 18th, but new information has landed in our inbox indicating that the handset will go live on January 10th of next year (2010).