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New BlackBerry Curve 9350 Announced, Coming To Sprint September 9th

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Looking for a new BlackBerry on Sprint but aren’t impressed with the new Bold 9930 or Torch 9850? Well, then you may want to check out this brand new Curve. This new Curve 9350 brings a lot of the updates of the new Bold and Torch lines but at a much better price: $79.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.

And if you’re a fan of the Curve line you’re really going to like what Sprint and BlackBerry have done here. This new Curve 9350 is without a question the best BlackBerry Curve yet with features like: an improved 2.44 inch touchscreen above that great BlackBerry keyboard (it’s a higher resolution screen which means that everything from BBM’s to Facebook to websites will look really nice on here. And like the Bold 9930 the screen is now multitouch so you can do things like pinch-to-zoom in the browser), 800 MHZ processor with 512 MB of RAM (so things here don’t just look good but are much faster too), 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording (like the other new BlackBerrys there is no front camera here), and the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. All in all, this looks to be a great upgrade to the Curve line and an excellent choice for Sprint users who want a good BlackBerry but don’t want to pay $200 for a Bold.

The Curve 9350 will be available for Sprint users beginning September 9th.  For more info on the new Curve, check out BlackBerry’s site here.

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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Bold 9900 Price and Release Date Announced– Launching In Stores August 31st

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Well T-Mobile BlackBerry friends, it’s finally your turn. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T all announced when their new BlackBerry 7 phones will be launching and now T-Mobile has joined the fun. At the end of the month (aka August 31st) this new 4G Bold 9900 can be yours for the pretty expensive price of $299.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan. If you’re asking us we’d recommend waiting a few days or weeks for this to drop to a much more reasonable $200 on contract (and yes we wouldn’t be surprised to see someone like Best Buy, Walmart or Amazon do this so close after launch. It’s a great BlackBerry but not one worth $300), but if you need a new T-Mobile BlackBerry before school starts this still looks to be by far the best T-Mobile has ever offered.

Just a recap of the T-Mobile Bold’s features, for those who don’t know it’s pretty much the greatest BlackBerry released yet.  Features on the new Bold include a much faster 1.2 GHZ processor with 768 MB of RAM (so everything from BBMing to browsing the web is much faster), 5 megapixel back camera with the ability to take 720p HD video (there is no front camera for video chat), the latest and greatest BlackBerry 7 OS, support for T-Mobile’s 4G network, and that awesome BlackBerry keyboard underneath that 2.8 inch multi-touch screen. Full info on the Bold 9900 can be found here.

 

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Now Available On Verizon

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Verizon BlackBerry users here is the news you’ve been waiting for: the Bold 9930 (aka the Bold Touch) is now finally available for you to order from Verizon for $250 with a new 2 year contract and data plan.

Specs wise the Verizon Bold 9930 comes with pretty much everything we expected: a 1.2 GHZ processor with 768 MB of RAM (so everything from BBMing to browsing the web is much faster), 5 megapixel back camera with the ability to take 720p HD video (there is no front camera for video chat), the latest and greatest BlackBerry 7 OS, and that awesome BlackBerry keyboard underneath that 2.8 inch multi-touch screen. Unfortunately, like Sprint’s Bold 9930 this Verizon Bold 9930 is also 3G-only which means you can’t use it on Verizon’s superfast 4G LTE network (something we were hoping Verizon would sneak in particularly since it’s a pretty expensive $250 on 2 year contract). For the full recap of what’s in this new Bold see our previous post here.

Basically, if you’re on Verizon and looking for a new BlackBerry for school this year, this is the one you’ve been waiting for.

More info: Verizon

Release Dates and Prices For Sprint’s BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 Leak– Are Both Coming Out On The 21st?

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While T-Mobile and AT&T haven’t given any word on when their new BlackBerrys will be launching (and Verizon hasn’t even officially confirmed which new BlackBerrys they’ll be getting– though we think we know one of them), it looks like Sprint will be the first to launch their new BlackBerry 7 phones. And just in time for you to get it before school starts too.

According to this latest leaked Sprint document on BGR (a site that we all know knows their BlackBerry leaks), Sprint will be releasing both their new Torch 9850 and Bold 9930 in about nine days, August 21st, for $149 and $249 respectively (with the usual new 2 year contract and data plan). If true– and we believe it very well may be as the release dates line up with some earlier rumors about the new BlackBerrys’ launch dates– this is pretty solid news for Sprint users.

Sure we think the 3G-only Bold 9930 is a bit expensive at $249 (even if it otherwise looks to be the best BlackBerry yet), and we’re not sure the Torch is worth nearly the same price as the more powerful and 4G capable Motorola Photon or HTC EVO 3D, but who knows– since Sprint or RIM haven’t actually confirmed any of this maybe they’ll bring the price down to the much more tempting $200 and $100 respectively (and if they don’t, maybe someone like Amazon or Best Buy will do it instead).

We’re obviously gonna keep searching for more on this, but if you’re on Sprint and want a new BlackBerry for the upcoming school year we really think you’re gonna want to wait a few more days to see if this becomes official.

More info: BGR, CrackBerry

AT&T Goes BlackBerry Crazy: Bold 9900, Torch 4G 9810 and Torch 9860 All Coming To AT&T Later This Year

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Well it’s about time.  Remember that Torch 4G 9810 that leaked on AT&T’s site earlier this morning? Well, it’s now officially official and it’s just one of three 4G BlackBerrys AT&T is planning on launching over the rest of the year (spoiler: the Bold Touch 9900 is one of them!).

So what are you waiting for? Read on!

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New BlackBerrys Being Revealed Tomorrow?

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We know a lot of you are very excited for the upcoming new Bold 9900/9930 (depending on of if your on AT&T/T-Mobile or Sprint/Verizon), but sadly ever since it was first announced in April RIM hasn’t said anything more such as when exactly we can expect it or some of the other rumored new BlackBerrys (like the new Torch, Curve or Storm). Well, looking at this latest tweet from BlackBerry we’ll hopefully have some of those answers soon. Like tomorrow soon.

The tweet, which you see above, is from the official BlackBerry Twitter account and teases some new info coming tomorrow on BlackBerry OS 7 devices (like that Bold Touch and new Torch, Curve and Storm!). And seeing as we already know a lot about OS 7 since it was announced back in April with the Bold Touch, hopefully these new “deets” will include some info on when exactly some of the new BlackBerrys will be in stores and for how much.

So BlackBerry fans stay tuned– it looks like the info you’ve all been waiting for will finally be revealed soon. And make sure to check back here tomorrow for whatever it is BlackBerry has to share.

 

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Announced– The Bold Touch Is Now Finally Official

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It’s finally almost here. After months of leaks, the long-awaited BlackBerry Bold Touch is now finally official. Coming this summer, this new Bold looks to pick up as we all expected right where the previous Bold 9650/9700 (depending on if you are on Sprint/Verizon or AT&T/T-Mobile) left off.

As we all expected, this new Bold is pretty impressive and something any BlackBerry user (or wanter) should be excited for when they get to their time to upgrade. Not only is it the most powerful BlackBerry yet, but in our opinion the nicest looking one too! Just check out what’s in here:

  • BlackBerry OS 7– Formerly known in the rumors as BlackBerry OS 6.1, this new OS includes updates to make using your BlackBerry much easier. Updates here include a better and faster browser, nicer looking icons and menus, and universal search and voice search for finding things on your phone. And for all those wondering if you can upgrade your current OS 6 running BlackBerry, RIM has said OS 7 will not work on older BlackBerry 6 phones only the new ones they release (like this Bold).
  • 2.8 inch touchscreen with normal BlackBerry keyboard underneath– With a resolution of 640×480 everything– text, pix, videos, games, websites– will look incredible on here. And while it is a touchscreen (which we know some of you BlackBerry users might not want on your BlackBerry), it’s not a slider like the Torch and still has the trackpad and other BlackBerry buttons right below the screen and above that traditional, awesome BlackBerry keyboard so you can use it just like any other BlackBerry Bold.
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  • Crazy thin— This is one of the reasons we said we think it’s the best looking BlackBerry yet: just look how thin it is!
  • 1.2 GHZ processor and 768 MB of RAM– Basically, this will be the fastest BlackBerry yet, by far.
  • WiFi, GPS, and NFC— NFC, or near field communications, will allow you to do things like use your phone as a credit card (in a safe and secure way) or interact with ads or billboards (think of it like those QR codes you see everywhere just now without the need to take a picture of anything. You just tap it or go near it and it works).
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording
As we said above, this will be available “this summer” (when exactly and for how much is still anyone’s guess) for most probably all 4 US carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon (AT&T and T-Mobile will get the GSM version called the 9900 and Sprint and Verizon will get the CDMA version the 9930. Both have the same specs you see above). T-Mobile has already even confirmed that this new Bold will be their first 4G BlackBerry (something we assumed would happen when we saw the leaked specs and that it had support for HSPA+ 4G, the 4G used by both AT&T and T-Mobile), and we don’t expect it to be too long until the others follow suit.
    So BlackBerry users: like what you see or do you want more from RIM (like one of those other leaked phones) for you to stay with a BlackBerry over an iPhone/Droid/Windows Phone 7?

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Announced– The Bold Touch Is Now Finally Official

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It’s finally almost here. After months of leaks, the long-awaited BlackBerry Bold Touch is now finally official. Coming this summer, this new Bold looks to pick up as we all expected right where the previous Bold 9650/9700 (depending on if you are on Sprint/Verizon or AT&T/T-Mobile) left off.

As we all expected, this new Bold is pretty impressive and something any BlackBerry user (or wanter) should be excited for when they get to their time to upgrade. Not only is it the most powerful BlackBerry yet, but in our opinion the nicest looking one too! Just check out what’s in here:

  • BlackBerry OS 7– Formerly known in the rumors as BlackBerry OS 6.1, this new OS includes updates to make using your BlackBerry much easier. Updates here include a better and faster browser, nicer looking icons and menus, and universal search and voice search for finding things on your phone. And for all those wondering if you can upgrade your current OS 6 running BlackBerry, RIM has said OS 7 will not work on older BlackBerry 6 phones only the new ones they release (like this Bold).
  • 2.8 inch touchscreen with normal BlackBerry keyboard underneath– With a resolution of 640×480 everything– text, pix, videos, games, websites– will look incredible on here. And while it is a touchscreen (which we know some of you BlackBerry users might not want on your BlackBerry), it’s not a slider like the Torch and still has the trackpad and other BlackBerry buttons right below the screen and above that traditional, awesome BlackBerry keyboard so you can use it just like any other BlackBerry Bold.
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  • Crazy thin— This is one of the reasons we said we think it’s the best looking BlackBerry yet: just look how thin it is!
  • 1.2 GHZ processor and 768 MB of RAM– Basically, this will be the fastest BlackBerry yet, by far.
  • WiFi, GPS, and NFC— NFC, or near field communications, will allow you to do things like use your phone as a credit card (in a safe and secure way) or interact with ads or billboards (think of it like those QR codes you see everywhere just now without the need to take a picture of anything. You just tap it or go near it and it works).
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording
As we said above, this will be available “this summer” (when exactly and for how much is still anyone’s guess) for most probably all 4 US carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon (AT&T and T-Mobile will get the GSM version called the 9900 and Sprint and Verizon will get the CDMA version the 9930. Both have the same specs you see above). T-Mobile has already even confirmed that this new Bold will be their first 4G BlackBerry (something we assumed would happen when we saw the leaked specs and that it had support for HSPA+ 4G, the 4G used by both AT&T and T-Mobile), and we don’t expect it to be too long until the others follow suit.
    So BlackBerry users: like what you see or do you want more from RIM (like one of those other leaked phones) for you to stay with a BlackBerry over an iPhone/Droid/Windows Phone 7?