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Sprint is also getting in with the BlackBerry 9670 clamshell?

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Sprint is also getting in with the BlackBerry 9670 clamshell?
Remember when the BlackBerry 9670 clamshell first started to make its rounds with its almost undeniable close partnership with Verizon Wireless? Specifically, how the carrier was the first to initiate the handset's creation by dictating to RIM what kind of specs, form factor, and features it had to offer. It was almost looking like a sure thing that Verizon would have an exclusive handling with this less than wanted form factor, but apparently the case is not so – especially when a recent leaked photo of the handset in question was spotted with Sprint's branding. The two carriers almost feed off one another with their line of BlackBerry smartphones, aside from a couple of devices, they generally offer the same handsets – such as the BlackBerry Curve 8530 and the Bold 9650. There are also reports indicating that this clamshell BlackBerry should start hitting Sprint in the next “couple months.” In any event, we'll see if it can muster up some attention for the manufacturer seeing that the recent Torch 9800 didn't quite have that profound impact that RIM was expecting to see.

source: BGR

Sprint is also getting in with the BlackBerry 9670 clamshell?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. JustaPhone (unregistered)


The branding is fake. The Sprint logo is much brighter than the Blackberry logo, but the impact of the flash is at the base of the phone. ....the wonders of Photoshop. Tell me what you think.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 14:49

2. mrlinkinheart (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Aug 2010)


agreed

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 21:29

13. bofromsprint (unregistered)


its real. i seen it last week i work for sprint store 267 brooklyn

posted on 19 Aug 2010, 19:41

18. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


@bofromsprint don't get my hopes up your not joking?? I have seen some youtube vids of it one guy demonstrating I would assume he works for RIM or Sprint who knows, but when he goes to the wireless network menu it shows Sprint as the avail network & he mentions how it was supposed to be Verizon which I hope is not true just wonder why BGR if they did felt the need to photoshop that logo if there "confirmed" source is true.

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 09:50

21. bofromsprint (unregistered)


yeah its true. i dont know about the video but i did see it hands on from the same person who showed me the evo and the epic months before its release when it was a prototype

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 16:37

23. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Hey thanks man!!! I personally can't wait lemme know if ya get any more heads up on it like poss timeframe for launch ??

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 16:37

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


It was rumored a couple of months ago that Sprint would be getting a touch screen blackberry in the fall of 2010. Now I don't know if this is the phone that my Sprint rep was talking about, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. As far as the picture goes, I would have to say this is photo shopped. The reason I believe this to be photo shopped is; 1: The Sprint logo is too big on the phone. 2: It is in color and if you look at all of Sprints phones the Logo is usually gray or silver, with the exception of the LG rumor touch. 3: The color of the logo doesn't look natural to the phone and I do understand that there is a protective film on it, but even so the logo looks to clear compared to the clarity of the rest of the phone. So with all this being said, "I don't believe this is an actual Sprint phone, but I do believe Sprint will get a touch screen blackberry."

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 16:53

3. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


Well, maybe not......The blackberry logo is on the glass-like pastic finish while the sprint logo is on what looks like a mat-black piece. This would cause a slight difference in the colors.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 17:24

4. yyyy (unregistered)


no duh it's photoshopped...are you two idiots? even bgr said they photoshopped it.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 21:35

6. JustaPhone (unregistered)


Calm down, what's the problem? Did your Mommy forget to teach you how to capitalize? Let me give you some advice, go jump off a cliff into a well. I'm sure everyone will enjoy the absence of your comments, retard. :- )

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 19:38

5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


PLEASE!!! Sprint let this one be true. I have so been wanting a flip phone with a decent Full qwerty, & apps,wifi, & with a decent camera that has a flash!. & this looks like it could be it!!!! This looks like the complete package rolled into one. Classic flip convenience with all the features whats not to like!!! getting kinda tired of all the touch screen stuff myself. I mean I do like my Samsung Moment and all but I would design something like this. They need to mix it up a little.

posted on 19 Aug 2010, 11:24

15. matistight (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 May 2009)


sorry, that wont happen...mean while, att, verizon, t mobile and all the other carriers that matter...will get those :)

posted on 20 Aug 2010, 20:11

19. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


what wont happen?? and I don see this phone headed to tmobile ar att it's cdma

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 22:27

7. angel19 (unregistered)


It is Photo Shopped. Its clear that the photo is pretty blurry, but the sprint logo looks pretty sharp and is a flat color. and it doesn't look as glossy as the other logo or as its part of the phone.

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 00:56

8. cp hall (unregistered)


looks like a plastic throw away protector over the base and bb logo they will dull down a bright surface they exterior also has no buttons so maybe some sort of touch screen outside could be putting smudges and finger prints on it...not a fan of flips anyway and im with vw and bb has let the world pass them by with tech and apps so really ...who cares?

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 08:23

9. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


The form factor is getting ridiculed by the press, however I love it. I'm so bored with touchscreen monoliths du jour and the clamshell design eliminates the butt dial factor.

posted on 20 Aug 2010, 20:16

20. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Thank you!!!! Man this so my next phone what I have been dreaming of actually haha

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 08:28

10. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


What's with all the unregistered tools that think they can drive-by-rage-post?? It's highly amusing.

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 11:11

11. cp hall (unregistered)


we got just as much right as the registered users to voice an opinion amigo

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 14:43

12. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


I never argued the right to express an opinion, I simply noted the large amount of angry-posts one time users are peppering all over the boards.

posted on 19 Aug 2010, 01:01

14. cp hall (unregistered)


yeah ..i registered just never made the effort to remember the password so rather than go back and find the email i just use the same name all the time its not like they gave me cookies or a gold star for using a registered name...either way im not a fan of a flip bb if you're phone needs require a flip phone by all means there are several out there but like certain cars out there a flip bb just isnt what bb is about

posted on 19 Aug 2010, 11:26

16. matistight (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 May 2009)


its not that hard to register or remember a password...

posted on 19 Aug 2010, 19:22

17. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


I emailed Sprint & spoke to to there executive on behalf of Dan today & while of course she couldn't confirm she didn't deny it. Actually sounded more hopeful if you get my jist. This is so my next phone everything a clamshell lover could want! God I hope Sprint gets it long overdue in my opinion. & dont wanna pay verizons high rates! Sprint is the best now ive had. She even can gave me 30 more anytime landline mins to offset my conversation with her. They have greatly improved so anyway I hope my plee and the good ole internet rumors are true.

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 16:36

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


It was rumored a couple of months ago that Sprint would be getting a touch screen blackberry in the fall of 2010. Now I don't know if this is the phone that my Sprint rep was talking about, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. As far as the picture goes, I would have to say this is photo shopped. The reason I believe this to be photo shopped is; 1: The Sprint logo is too big on the phone. 2: It is in color and if you look at all of Sprints phones the Logo is usually gray or silver, with the exception of the LG rumor touch. 3: The color of the logo doesn't look natural to the phone and I do understand that there is a protective film on it, but even so the logo looks to clear compared to the clarity of the rest of the phone. So with all this being said, "I don't believe this is an actual Sprint phone, but I do believe Sprint will get a touch screen blackberry."

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