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More evidence hinting that Verizon is getting its share of BlackBerry smartphones

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More evidence hinting that Verizon is getting its share of BlackBerry smartphones
That Verizon is about to add the BlackBerry Bold 9930 to its portfolio of smartphones is not much of a secret. After all, that leaked overview video from not long ago pretty much confirmed that the device is headed to Big Red's shelves, and if that is not enough of an evidence for you, that screen grab from Verizon's internal system shows that the carrier is already getting its staff familiar with the handset. However, we were informed that the Bold 9930 may not be the only 'Berry that Verizon is getting ready to launch.

A screen grab from Verizon's internal system shows training materials for the BlackBerry Bold 9930

A screen grab from Verizon's internal system shows training materials for the BlackBerry Bold 9930

Thanks to a tip that was kindly sent to us, we now have a reason to believe that Verizon will be offering the BlackBerry Torch 9850 as well. Word comes from an anonymous Verizon employee, which informed us that a full touchscreen BlackBerry Torch smartphone was introduced at a recent company training. According to our tipster, the device will feature a faster web browser, all-in-one media player, single social networking feed and “liquid graphics” for smooth scrolling while navigating through the interface.

When will the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and Bold 9930 land in Verizon's outlets, however, is still unclear as neither of the two was mentioned in that leaked Verizon roadmap from not long ago. Anyone thinking about getting their hands on one of them?

Thanks, you know who you are!

source: CrackBerry

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posted on 08 Aug 2011, 05:16

1. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


I might as well do it....FIRST!

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:44 3

2. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


As you look around on PA, it should become obvious that such behavior is frowned upon . It is 2011, why not wake up?

Only a mindless fool chimes in "first". There are many mindless fools populating other sites where such behavior is acceptable.

Please take a moment and assess the tone of a website before posting jiberish. Thank you for refraining in the future.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:44

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5620; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


VZW will be selling the Bionic before the 'Berry(ies) hit the shelves.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 10:32 1

4. RIMpireStrikesBack (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Doug, good for you, you like droids, we get it...

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 12:10

5. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


The torch looks legit. I have to deal with the nightmare that is the older touch screen BBs. Lemme tell you, not fun... Not fun at all.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 12:35

6. Jay_Foo (unregistered)


I really wish that I could say that this new batch of BB will keep me from defecting... but, after my awful experience with my Storm2, I need a break from them. As good as this new set may look, it's still a year behind the pack.....

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