According to the offically @TELUSsupport Twitter account, BlackBerry 6 will come to the BlackBerry Curve 3G sometime in early January. There is still no word on the Bold 9700, but, BlackBerry 6 will be out for the Curve 3G within the next couple of weeks.
BlackBerry Curve 3G
The voice-over in this BlackBerry India commercial is a bit over the top but, it does make the BlackBerry look kind of fun…
Best Buy is holding one heck of a BlackBerry Sale this weekend where you can get a BlackBerry Curve 3G from Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile for just 1 buck on a 2-year service plan. The name of the sale, appropriately is BlackBerry for Buck… The sale last tomorrow and Saturday only and there are no rain checks, so, if you are really interested, you may want to get to Best Buy early…
[Via Best Buy]
For the first time since I’ve been a Verizon subscriber there isn’t a new, or, even a relatively new, BlackBerry device on their network that I am interested in enough to purchase for personal use. The BlackBerry Curve 9330 is just too low end of a device for my needs. The BlackBerry 9650 is a good, but, I’ve become accustomed to BlackBerry devices with touch screens and can’t see myself won’t switch back to a full QWERTY device unless it is a slider with a full touch screen.
In years past there was no way that Verizon would have have entered the holiday shopping season without a big promotion or two generating buzz around the BlackBerry devices being offered or soon to be offered on their network. In 2008 and 2009, Verizon had exclusive devices, the BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Storm2, come out at this time of the year, but, for 2010, Verizon has no exclusives, their “new” high end device came out 6 months ago, and, although the Curve 3G came out less than 6 weeks ago, there really isn’t much marketing buzz coming out of Verizon.
There is no question that since the introduction of the Motorola Droid back in 2009 that Verizon’s wagon has been hitched to the horse that is Android, but, it seems as though Verizon isn’t even paying to attention to the BlackBerry, which, brings us to our poll question:
AT&T officially announced both the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and BlackBerry Curve 3G back at the start of DevCon 2010 listing the devices as “Coming Soon“. It looks like coming soon meant just about 3 weeks, as the new BlackBerry 6 ready devices are now available on the nations largest GSM carrier.
You will be able to pick up the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and BlackBerry Curve 3G for $149.99 and $99.99 respectively on 2-year contracts after instant rebates.
I just received an email letting me know that you can get the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for $49.99 from LetsTalk.com on a 2-year plan. Some may argue that the BlackBerry Torch isn’t RIM’s flagship BlackBerry (they would be wrong if they did), however, there isn’t any question about the Torch being the highest end BlackBerry currently available. 50 bucks for the most advanced BlackBerry device on the market… Has Research in Motion been relegated to being a discount smartphone manufacturer?
Can you imagine being able to get an iPhone 4 or Droid X for under $50 two months after their release? Me neither… LetsTalk also has the BlackBerry Curve 3G for free on a 2-year contract. Something tells me that Research in Motion is going to sell a ridiculous number BlackBerry devices throughout the rest of this year. Whether they will make a ridiculous amount of money while doing so remains to be seen…
The Verizon BlackBerry Curve 9330, a.k.a, the BlackBerry Curve 3G, is now available online in Fuchsia. The device only costs $29.99 on a 2-year contract after a $100 online discount. That’s not a bad deal for a brand new BlackBerry… Not a bad deal at all…
Although it seems like it has taken forever, AT&T has finally announced both the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the BlackBerry Curve 3G and lisst them as Coming Soon to their network. Why it has taken the largest GSM carrier in the U.S. to announce these devices is unclear, but, I am going to go out on a limb and assume that it is because AT&T paid a premium to get the BlackBerry Torch as an exclusive and the company to want to create competition for the Torch from other devices on their own network.
See the full press release after the jump…
We’ve only heard just of one carrier in the U.S., Cincinnati Bell, offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, however, Engadget is reporting that AT&T, not only will be getting the BlackBerry Pearl 3G on October 3rd, but, the BlackBerry Curve 3G as well.