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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available on Sprint's web site

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available on Sprint's web site
After a long wait, BlackBerry fans should be happy to hear that the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is now available on Sprint's web site. The sequel to the BlackBerry Tour 9630, the Bold 9650 is equipped with Wi-Fi-a feature that was missing from the 9630. And while the Tour used a trackball for navigation, the Bold 9650 upgrades to an optical trackpad which eliminates the need to replace worn out trackballs. Also, the new model has BlackBerry OS 5.0 out of the box. The appearance of the 9650 on the carrier's site is not a surprise as we recently reported that the handset was expected to be available on Sprint's web site on May 16th. After an instant discount of $150 and a mail-in-rebate of $100, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 costs $199.99 with a 2 year contract. Verizon customers are still awaiting the launch of their version of the phone.

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available on Sprint's web site

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


I'm really looking forward to Verizons version.

posted on 16 May 2010, 07:45

2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Why, for the priviledge of saying it's the network? The only difference between the Sprint and Verizon's is ptt.

posted on 16 May 2010, 08:38

4. scottmbolt (unregistered)


"Why, for the priviledge of saying it's the network?" ... oh yeah, you know thats what it is. Sprint is basically the same service (via roaming agreements) with some phones that aren't as locked down, at a BETTER PRICE! Some people are just fools thought :-/

posted on 16 May 2010, 09:38

5. fireredak (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Feb 2010)


Not true. where I live and travel there are lots of dead spots with sprint, the signal is just enough to keep you from being able to roam on another carriers network. I would love to use sprint if their coverage was better here.

posted on 16 May 2010, 11:14

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


umm you do realize any place your dead zone with sprint your dead zone with Verzion right? Sprint has roaming agreements for voice and 1xx data so its the same.

posted on 16 May 2010, 11:40

10. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


As far as Phones being a better price on VZW, there may be some truth to that. Though I would rather spend an extra $20 one time on a phone, then spend an extra $50 on my plan every month. Cause to get the equivalence of what Sprint offers on their 450 Everything Data plan on VZW network, $50 is about how much more you'll be spending. And really who gives a shit if your roaming here and there, at least by the end of the year I'll have an extra $600 in my pocket.

posted on 16 May 2010, 12:12

11. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


why do u even care? if LGVX1993 wants to get the verizon version ? let him do whatever he wants.. i know im also getting the verizon version because were i live los angeles sprints service is crap inside buildings and verizon is not. which is weird because they both use cdma . but inside places like walmart ,macys, jcpenney, ralphs,and kmart sprint says ''searching svc'' and i cannot make calls or send messages while verizon has 5 bars of service ... im not going to lie sprint service is amazing when ur outside just like verizon but i have noticed verizon does get better service inside buildings like in all those places i mentioned above verizon works perfect o i forgot to mentioned another place the clinic were i go sprint gets no service at all inside n its impossible to make calls n send messages it also says ''searching svc'' while verizon gets only 1 bar of service and it works perfect. calling n texting .

posted on 16 May 2010, 12:21

12. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


well yea i have both verizon n sprint they both work basically the same . every were i go verizon and sprint have the same kind of serviceand i have to agreee with omarc26 because i also have noticed sprints signal is weaker inside buildings like for example in the mall ( i live in miami) inside a lot of stores sprint has no service while verizon has 5 bars of service . but outside they work the same . only difference verizon does work better inside buildings. .. but overall im happy with my blackberry tour from sprint and also with verizon because when i dont have service with sprint inside buildings i borrow my husbands blackberry storm 2 from verizon to make calls thats when verizon comes in handy .

posted on 16 May 2010, 21:40

14. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Sprint does NOT have the same coverage as Verizon. Sprint DOES NOT pay for all the roaming frequencies that Verizon offer to their customers.

posted on 16 May 2010, 22:19

15. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


With roaming the maps are similar, except Sprint's are more honest about the type of coverage.

posted on 17 May 2010, 18:18

18. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)


I thought sprint services was crappy in walmart etc was crappy but i got a hero no and it works fine i had so many dropped calls on my berry ut the hero i dont i think it depends on the phone sometimes

posted on 16 May 2010, 08:30

3. stuntz (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


199? Wtf? That's a lil high if you ask me.

posted on 16 May 2010, 09:53

6. PhoneUser (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yeah i agree and thats after the rebate. I have sprint and i love their plans but DAMN their phones cost WAY TOO MUCH!!! For a split second i thought bout switching to another carrier just cause the phones are cheaper...

posted on 16 May 2010, 10:07

7. scottmbolt (unregistered)


wtf are you talking about? Any new release phone on ANY network is gonna cost you 199.99. Droid and Incredible on VZW's network = 199.99. iPhone 3Gs new = 199 to even 299!! You must have your head stuck up your arse.

posted on 16 May 2010, 13:58

13. stuntz (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I was discussing this with a co-work and it makes sense that this will be 199.99 so Sprint can still sell off the 9630 Tour.

posted on 17 May 2010, 14:42

17. PhoneUser (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


(Sigh) Really? Scott do you have to insult people to make yourself feel good? All i was saying is that wifi and a track pad doesn't add up to $100 more than the original model. Please be respectful with peoples opinions cause no one here wants to argue these posts are meant to voice your opinion, not to make you feel better. Grow up and act like an adult.

posted on 16 May 2010, 11:15

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


zzzz snore @ blackberry with the evo announcement

posted on 17 May 2010, 13:00

16. asears08 (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


Sorry, Blackberry we had a good six months together, but my Tour isnt enough to keep me from cheating on you with the EVO.

posted on 17 May 2010, 22:09

19. Masters (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2009)


There won't be 4G in my city for sometime. Why should I pay extra money every month for super speed service I can't get? This BB 9650 is just the ticket until 4G actually reaches more cities.

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