Are these the BlackBerry phones for 2009?
This article contains unofficial information.
For example the Bold is expected to be available in a CDMA EV-DO (or EV-DO/HSDPA hybrid) version, which will be called BlackBerry 9030, nicknamed Niagara. Another CDMA models will be the 8930 Jupiter, based on the 8900 Curve and the 8230 Apex, based on the Pearl Flip.
Another Bold derivative, the 9900 Pluto keeps the current features of the first 3G BlackBerry and adds a touchscreen along with an updated web browser. The 8900 Curve will have a 3G GSM version as well, the Curve 9220 Magnum. The newly released touchscreen Storm is also due for a possible makeover next year with a version for European release with a slider QWERTY and...gulp...Wi-Fi. There is also mention of refreshed Pearls, with high-res displays and new UI.
Until RIM makes definitive announcements, this is all just speculation. Cross your fingers, as there are models for all of the major U.S. carriers, as well as for Canada and Europe.
1. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
It's about time they shortened up the length of the wait for CDMA variants
2. poppany75 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Dec 2008)
I really hope Sprint gets 1 of these Blackberry. Cmon Sprint step it up.
3. VDubb (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Dec 2008)
They have Sprint listed getting three BlackBerries on there... Anyway, I'm looking forward to the EVDO Bold!
7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
I hope they don't cost as much as the att Bold or T Mo Kickstart
4. poppany75 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Dec 2008)
yeah i wanted the bold with the touchscreen but oh well. i take the niagra.
6. T-Money3000 (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Dec 2007)
C'mon.... really? I'd rather buy an AT&T Go Phone than purchase a T-Maybe 3G BB. Anyway, I bet the Storm slider's too heavy... I think it's kinda silly. The WHOLE point of the Storm was having a full touchscreen.... very few buttons. Now it's looking like an HTC product. I guess we'll see.