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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

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 Now Live on Verizon’s Site! (UPDATE: Coming With 4G LTE?)

Well, it looks like we should expect some news on the Bold Touch 9930 after all– at least if you’re on Verizon. Yes, that video above is the hotly anticipated BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 being demoed on video by Verizon, pretty much confirming that the sickest BlackBerry we’ve seen yet is going to be on its way to a Verizon store near you. And to make things better, the video was posted on Verizon’s site (under a second listing for the older Bold 9650). To view the video on the Verizon site just click on “Explore Features” under the demo and videos tab.

Sadly the video doesn’t give a price or exact release date (though the way it sounds we think it will be coming sooner rather than later), but hopefully that will all be cleared up soon.

So with Verizon and T-Mobile now for sure getting the new Bold Touch all we need is AT&T and Sprint to share the good news and everyone will be happy. Stay tuned– we think this BlackBerry news is just getting started.

UPDATE: So we just watched the video again and the end of the video the Verizon employee Blake makes sure to mention the Bold 9930’s faster processor, touchscreen, great BlackBerry keyboard and that it’s “paired with fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network in America.” Yeah, this could not just be the first touchscreen Bold, but also the first BlackBerry to run on Verizon’s super-fast 4G network.

Now the video didn’t mention 4G elsewhere or show off a “4G” logo so this may just be a mistake from an early video. But wow– we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for tomorrow.

Info and YouTube version of the video from CrackBerry

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.

 

We’re Live From AT&T’s Unwrapped Event

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Sure summer is just getting started but that hasn’t stopped AT&T from hosting an event tonight to show off some of their upcoming phones and tablets for the rest of the year at today’s AT&T Unwrapped event in New York.

According to the official invite we’re gonna see some of the “hottest wireless products for the upcoming holiday season” but what these exact devices are we don’t yet know (hopefully one of them will be an AT&T version of the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900!)

If you have an upgrade on AT&T any time soon you’re not gonna wanna miss this. So make sure to check back here later tonight for all the info on whatever new devices AT&T shows off.

Top 5 Upcoming Sprint Phones: Summer 2011

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We covered AT&T and Verizon a little while ago but now it’s time to cover the next big carrier on our list: Sprint.

So Sprint users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks/months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what Sprint’s got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. While not all of these are confirmed to be coming to Sprint (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are 5 phones that are said to be on their way to Sprint that if you have an upgrade should be really excited for (and trust us– they’re really good).

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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?

Top 5 New And Upcoming AT&T Phones: Spring/Summer 2011

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So you’re on AT&T, you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what AT&T’s got coming out during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later. While not all of these are confirmed to be coming to AT&T (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are 5 phones that are said to be on their way to AT&T and that any AT&T user with an upgrade should be really excited for.

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New Videos, Info On BlackBerry Bold Touch Leak Out– Looks Amazing!

If you’re looking for a new BlackBerry then you probably are gonna want to hold off buying that Bold/Curve/Torch for at least the next couple of weeks as it looks like there are some pretty incredible updates on the way. We already covered the rumored major updates to the Curve, Torch, Storm and Bold that BGR leaked back in January, and today YouTube user BBLeaks has come out with some leaked videos of their own on what to expect in this new, next generation Bold Touch– and put simply, it looks sick.

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The design of the new BlackBerry Bold Touch

Take everything you love in the current Bold design (such as that awesome keyboard and design with trackpad in case you don’t want to use the touchscreen), throw in a solid multitouch screen in place of the current non-touch one above the keyboard (read: not slide-up like the Torch), and add a new, updated version of BlackBerry OS 6.1 along with a faster processor and yeah, we’re probably looking at the best BlackBerry yet! As we can see from these leaked YouTube vids– which show everything from pinch to zoom, to the new icons, to making a call to putting in a SIM card (for the AT&T/T-Mobile versions we assume unless this will also be a “world phone” like Sprint and Verizon’s latest Bold 9650, which is definitely a possibility)– design wise this really does look like the perfect BlackBerry.

Of course this BlackBerry Bold Touch isn’t yet confirmed by RIM, but with their big BlackBerry World conference just under a month away (it kicks off May 3rd) we expect it to be real soon.

All the leaked videos after the break.

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