Sprint is planning to have the BlackBerry Bold 9930 & Torch 9850 availabe in August
Looking at a recently leaked listing, this CDMA version is planning to become available starting on August 21, but more importantly, it shows that the Blackberry Torch 9850 (Monaco) will also be coming to the carrier as well on the same date! Rather than sticking with the Monaco moniker, it’s evident that it’ll be flaunting the already distinguishable Torch branding. Although it’s a tentative date, we’re sure that Sprint customers are hoping for the very best with no delays.
Nevertheless, Sprint’s shaping up to be the carrier of choice this summer if you want to scope out a couple of the latest smartphones coming out of RIM’s camp.
1. simplyj (Posts: 402; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I really wanted this phone, but since playing with my girlfriend's HTC Arrive, I will wait for a Windows Phone. Nokia hopefully.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3018; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Windows is a good platform, and the Mango update is promising. Wouldn't blame you a bit for waiting.
2. Eddie (unregistered)
they are also showing an optimus slider which should be coming in september and two new kyocera phones. plus the low end 4G phone from samsung looks to be coming on the 24th of July
3. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
not to take any credit away from this article... but the other phones on that list look way more appealing....
4. snowgator (Posts: 3018; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
this is interesting, and I hope shows Blackberry will go after marketshare hard. BB can hardly afford any bad press or uninspired devices. Your platform is burning, RIM. Come fight for your customers.
6. mavricxx (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)
I really hope the delay of phones is due to upgrades. I really want to see a Dual-Core processor, front facing cam, 1gb RAM and HDMI. At the very least they should add the dual core processor so we can be assured that we'll be able to upgrade to QNX later on.
7. ibap (Posts: 650; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
This write-up keeps saying "Torch" - but the link goes to "Touch". The screenshot says Torch, but this device has been described as the update to the Storm.
Is the screenshot a fake?
9. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
It's going to be called the Touch, not the Torch, the Torch is getting another release as the Torch 2 which looks like the current Torch. The Touch, aka Manaco is kinda like a Storm
8. BB_Lover1026 (unregistered)
@ibap, screenshot isn't fake. I used to work for Sprint, that is definitely the inventory availability spreadsheet.
10. TOdoubleD (Posts: 110; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)
Look at the spreadsheet again, it says 8/21 for the Bold 9930 camera, and Bold 9930 non-camera. The Torch 9850 doesn't list a date it has TBD.
Something else I noticed, they are releasing the Motorola Titanium on that magical date of 6/24, alongside the EVO 3D perhaps?
15. cort (unregistered)
Gonna be the best blackberry ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!