Verizon Announces the BlackBerry Bold 9650, Out Now

Wow, that was quick. Just over 2 weeks after Sprint released their successor to the Tour, Verizon has now come out to do the same. Yup, all you Verizon BlackBerry users can go and pick up this new BB with all it’s WiFi, trackpad, more RAM (which should mean an even faster BB particularly with multiple apps running), and all the other traditional BlackBerry goodness like the great QWERTY keyboard, 3G, and 3.2 megapixel. Like the Sprint version, the Verizon Bold 9650 will also ship with a 2 GB microSD card.

Verizon has also made this their first “GlobalAccess Connect” phone, allowing all you globe-trotters out there to use this as a worldwide GPS (thanks to VZ Navigator, and assuming your going to Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden or the UK). Verizon also enables you to tether your BlackBerry to your laptop when abroad, meaning you can share your phone’s internet with your computer, though it will probably cost you a pretty penny; plans start at an additional $55 for a 5 GB limit when tethering in the US and Canada with an 100 MB limit when tethering abroad…  but at least you have the choice!

The Bold 9650 is out now and you can order it right now on Verizon’s site, or can pick it up next Thursday (June 10th) in Verizon stores for $150 ($50 less than what Sprint charges) with a new 2 year contract and data plan.

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Posted on June 4, 2010, in Cell Phones and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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