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BlackBerry release dates leaked, high-end BlackBerries coming to all carriers by November

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BlackBerry release dates leaked, high-end BlackBerries coming to all carriers by November
Back in 2010, the BlackBerry Torch was one of RIM's bids on the future encompassing both a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard. The previously AT&T-exclusive handset might get a successor on more carriers, according to a source quoted by Nerdberry. AT&T is getting the BlackBerry 9810 (possibly the Torch 2), a portrait full QWERTY touch-enabled slider the earliest, in September, while T-Mobile will have it in November. 

The source mentions that the handset will be known as the Torch 2 and will come in different versions for GSM and CDMA carriers, with the former getting the BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 with full QWERTY keyboard. CDMA carriers are expected to end up with the BlackBerry Torch 2 Full touch 9850/60, a device replacing phones in the BlackBerry Storm lineup, but we'd take the latter assumption with a grain of salt, at least until we hear an official confirmation from RIM.

In addition, just as we heard recently, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is expected to roll out in August on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, while AT&T is to get the handset only in November. Finally, the BlackBerry Curve 9360, is also planned to appear on all carriers by November, which seems to be the month when RIM tries to regain its sliding positions.

source: Nerdberry

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posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:13 6

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Is it just me or is the phrase "with a grain of salt" being used all the time now?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:24 5

3. Andy (unregistered)


RIM just shut the doors already. Your platform is a joke. I cannot believe people still buy this garbage

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:43 2

7. bigdawg23 (Posts: 353; Member since: 25 May 2011)


I couldn't agree more. My Wife has the Torch. I stopped with there POS two years ago. Android and iPhone's blow the doors off of them. Their Hardware and OS is so outdated.

Many Analyst believe this is the final Hail Mary to stay in business. The most people in my company have dumped BB because screens are too small and they are so slow. Battery life is not number 1 with people any longer. WIth extended batteries iPhones and Android go complete days with no issues. My iPhone 4 with a Mophie pack can be run to death and still have 50% left after 18 hours.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:14 2

4. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Sell your stuff while it's still worth something. If you continue to try to scrape along, you're going to devaule your company even more. Let RIM become a division of something, you can still make a valuable contribution. But your time has passed, you have had a great business product, but you put alot of cash into trying to break into the general market, but you did so w/o any real direction.
You should have kept more emphasis on your core market. You ended up losing everything.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:29

6. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Wow. Nice eval. You need a job? RIM needs some CEO's ....

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:26

5. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


It bothers me that BB-OS7 isn't set up for updating any of their older "high-end" devices, basically making every handset up to now completely obsolete. Next, RIM is basing all their handsets on the Playbook, and will introduce dual-core devices running an OS which will not be comparable to these devices. So, as soon as 2012 rolls around, every product they have ever put out will be obsolete. I LIKE Blackberry products, and I have told everyone I know to avoid them like they have leprosy.

These are simply money-making devices, sorta like Nic Cage being in any movie that will pay him just due to the fact his name gets headlines. Sooner or later, if you keep doing crap, you are well known for crap. Next year is their watershed year. They better start making some great movies again and less "Drive Angry" garbage if they want to be taken for real. Too much competition in the mobile world.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 09:21 1

8. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


They just really need to redesign their OS. But, Blackberry is now a name that everyone dislikes.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 09:42 5

9. burley man (unregistered)


well, personally i still love blackberry's and many people still do. why do you think so many cha cha's and motorola/samsung devices that look like bb's are coming out now? blackberry's form factor with front keyboard is timeless and ever useful. i think most people that like bb are upset at the dated os interface and mostly, the sorry excuse for an app store and lack of touch screen interface. that is why, if bb wants to succeed, they will need this bold touch quickly and most importantly...Let if access the android market!!! that is what is missing. the keyboard, battery, weight, quality, radio signal, are all tops over anything else out there! oh, and for the comment about outdated os's, apple not out dated? come on!!! i would rate bb 6 over their 2007 granny interface!!! please!!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:45 5

10. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


remember when blackberry and palm were #1, and no one even knew what a Android and IOS were? BlackBerry isn't a joke, there Kent to be business phones, just because they don't have live dancing wallpapers and 500000 apps , doesn't make them a joke. I really hope BlackBerry doesn't die or get bought out like Palm. This just goes to show that nothing lasts forever , I don't expect Android or IOS to be #1 in 20 years, there will always be something new, just look at BlackBerry palm Nokia, windows mobile, the old smart phone giants

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:11

11. TGreg104 (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


I'm not saying this to be snide but I almost feel bad for RIM/Blackberry. :/ I remember when it used to be the cool thing, talk about hype. I bought one and just said "I don't get it, what's so great about this."

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 13:49

12. Holgarth the Viking (unregistered)


RIM...

More like riding the RIM around the toilet bowl...

Soon...fall in and flush.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:28 1

13. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)


blackberry are still the best communication devices by far. i know, i have been a long time blackberry user and just recently switched to an iphone. iphone is no where close to the efficiency and ease of a blackberry when it comes to messaging. however, i chose iphone right now cause of the apps and better hardware. if blackberry can address those two issues then im moving back to blackberry. It just annoys me that blackberrys os requires you to store apps on flash memory. its clear that blackberry's os wasn't designed for apps when it was first started. give RIM a year, with QNX they will be a must have phone in the corporate sector, and bigger market share in the consumer segment as well.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 09:28 1

15. D (unregistered)


Blackberry is great phone for people who want email and texing. Thats all i do. i work for at&t and at my store we sell torchs and iphones more than andriod products. everyone has different intrest in phones just because you dont like the phone dosnt mean other people dont. i went form andriod to blackberry to andriod then back to blackberyy because i dont play games and use all of those dumb apps. Im not on my phones 24/7 playing with that crap. but like i said blackberry is a great phone and is simple to use for people who are work related and like to use texting apps. BBM is awesome

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