Update 2: The BlackBerry 8703e will be released Sunday, Sept. 18th
Update: It does not appear that the BlackBerry 8703e is going to be released today. According to a Verizon rep that I talked to, eventually and soon was about as specific as he could get as to when it will finally ship.
Today is the day if you have been waiting for an 87xx model BlackBerry on Verizon. A little less than a year after the BlackBerry 8700c first Cingular the BlackBerry 8703e, according to all indications, should be released today.
Unfortunately, the device doesn’t seem to be available just yet…it’s not yet on the VZW website…
I sent an email to my Verizon rep…I’ll see what he says…
I got a note from my Verizon Rep just this morning. Said it would be another couple weeks before official launch.
you guys always get me excited, and then i get all upset when this thing doesnt come out again on the day you said it will… how about you not put out bogus dates, just to write something..ok?
I understand your pain, however, these things are called rumors for a reason. We take the infromation that we have at the time, in this case a Verizon Roadmap that has a date of September 1st for the release of the 8703e, and interpret it as best we can.
Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong (twice in the same week), however, most think that it is worth writing about in any case.
oh well, another day without a new device to play with :/ I hope it will come out soon, Verizon will get alot of buisness from this model 🙂
My verizon rep told me today within the next month or so, but he definately knew about it.
Yea, I always call the local Verizon store, and ask. They only get their shipments on Wednesdays, and they can see 5 days in advance what they will be receiving in the shipment, and since it wasn’t in this last Wednesday’s shipment, then I know it won’t be coming out, at least until next Wednesday, but they looked a few things up and many folks have said all along mid-September.
this is an awsome unit, I purchased with Cingular but returned for two reasons; one the quality of the Cingular network is terrible and 2. they would not offer any insurance ..
did anyone ever consider that they might be waiting till Tuesday after the holiday weekend to launch this device, as it is a business device. i also spoke with verizon rep and they had no clew and they wont until they start to ship, we know more then them. When the Q was launched on the verizon website, I called a verizon rep to inquire about it and they still didnt know, until i told them. im patient and i appreciate the rumors een if they are off by dates.
The blackberry 8703e will be on the web site on the 17th of sept. so it will be in stores about 1 week after the release on the website