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Tweet purportedly lists upcoming Verizon release dates

Tweet purportedly lists upcoming Verizon release dates
A gentleman, who allegedly works for Verizon, sent out a tweet listing the release dates of some of Verizon's upcoming devices. Some of the information we already know, such as the September release of the Motorola DROID Bionic. He writes that RIM's highly anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9930 will be available on August 10th. This handset could capture a fair share of customers coming from other platforms.

Around August 11th, Motorola XOOM owners can start sending their tablets in to get updated to 4G, according to the tweet. He also confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE will be launched  next week. As we reported, July 28th is the expected release date for the LTE variant of the tablet. The tweet adds that not all Verizon stores will carry the tablet due to costs. The Samsung Convoy 2 will be launched August 4th and lastly, the BlackBerry Torch 2 will be out on August 25th although the tweet curiously adds that the source is not sure if Verizon will carry it.

Probably the most exciting piece of information is that the BlackBerry Bold 9930 will be coming within 2 weeks. We showed you the video for the new Bold 9930 that Verizon accidentally displayed on its web page for the Bold 9650, and there is some reason to believe that this model can put a charge under RIM's derriere. It will be the thinnest 'Berry of the bunch with a fabulous physical QWERTY keyboard, a 2.8 inch responsive touchscreen and a WebKit browser that improves greatly from the one seen on the original BlackBerry Torch which was a major improvement from the software seen on the BlackBerry Storm. The new 'Berry browser eats JavaScript for breakfast as opposed to the older versions which used to choke on it.

source: BlackBerryOS



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posted on 30 Jul 2011, 07:59 8

1. DroidGuy (unregistered)


Are we going to believe a guy that has been picture of a butt for his twitter profile picture?

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 08:10

2. DuhMan (unregistered)


Im gonna guess that dude no longer works for Verizon Wireless.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 08:24 3

3. Rob74 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


No we're probably not, but I want to, interested in the 9930 if it performs it's going in to my pocket

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 08:59 1

4. cposey (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Yeah, I'm with DuhMan, if this fool really works for VZW, after this he'll be available to the industry.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 09:17 8

5. SGII (unregistered)


No news on the Samsung Galaxy 2. Dammit.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 13:11 4

8. tedkord (Posts: 3946; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Of course not. The other three major carriers haven't announced it yet, and Verizon won't get it until at least 2 or 3 months after everyone else has one. Probably more. It takes time to load up enough crapware to cripple functionality. Plus, the phone is supposed to ship with 1gb of ram. They'll probably ship it back to Samsung to have half to three quarters of that removed. Finally, if its got 16gb of internal storage, that wil need to be cut to either 8gb or 2gb. You've got a while yet until Verizon announces the SGS2.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:59 1

9. jabrecer (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Very sad.... very true!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:09 1

13. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


A little exaggerated though lol. They aren't going to ship it back to remove storage and RAM lol. You are right about the launch date and crapware though.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:05

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahah true and funny lol

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 09:31 3

6. quakan (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


No news on the iPhone. Dammit

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 15:38 3

11. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


It will come out soon they are almost done Writing the 5 on all the iphone 4s lol

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:07 1

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


12 thumbs down because he's interested in the iPhone. Fandroids are multiplying. Or are you guys scared of the ass kicking all android phones will get when the 5 comes out?

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 14:03 1

20. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


its called inbreeding.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 23:34

23. dandirk (unregistered)


Yeah the thumbs down is lame... wtf if you are going to thumbs down at least reply.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 15:47

27. FucApple (unregistered)


And like the iphone 4, it will already be obsolete when it comes out... Apple is for the wannabe nerds who like to be told what to do and what they can do with their phones.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 11:51 7

7. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Who gives a crap about Blackberry anymore? They're getting gobbled up just like T mobile.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 15:08

10. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Hardware makes a big difference but only if you have a good OS. The blackberry will look cool and be a good phone but for a smart phone with apps and stuff why would anyone pick a blackberry over an android or even a windows phone. Other than email blackberry doesnt have sh*t in my opinion.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:29 3

12. megatron1949 (unregistered)


they still make black berries......interesting.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:41 1

14. vzwbb21 (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)


the new bold looks amazing!!! can't wait to buy one

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:43

15. liquidcyber (unregistered)


Ok guess I need to clear the air a little. I work for the largest Retailer Verizon has Not for Verizon direct. The information I posted yesterday was sent to me from are invetory dept of when we are expected to receive those phones in are warehouse. That being said I'm not sure if those phones will be loaded into Verizons system for activation. I've had phones before in are warehouse for weeks before we could sell and activate them. Soooo if I do get these phones in are over 450 stores across the US I'm sure we will be taking orders for them and ill disclose where you can get them first. The buzz is unbelievable for these phones and I hope Verizon and RIM do get them out on these dates. Thx for listening.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:57

16. liquidcyber (unregistered)


Ok guess I need to clear the air a little. I work for the largest Retailer Verizon has Not for Verizon direct. The information I posted yesterday was sent to me from are invetory dept of when we are expected to receive those phones in are warehouse. That being said I'm not sure if those phones will be loaded into Verizons system for activation. I've had phones before in are warehouse for weeks before we could sell and activate them. Soooo if I do get these phones in are over 450 stores across the US I'm sure we will be taking orders for them and ill disclose where you can get them first. The buzz is unbelievable for these phones and I hope Verizon and RIM do get them out on these dates. Thx for listening.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 20:48

17. awful (unregistered)


lol this guy cant be serious. You work for the "largest verizon retailer", didn't know retail stores had rankings...anyways, learn some grammar, "our" is different from "are" but I don't believe you.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 08:41

24. lol (unregistered)


they do, It's simple math....2 beats 1.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 20:17

21. CellularSales (unregistered)


WOW Super "Agent" Man...

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:39

25. dealinvzw (unregistered)


CSOKI huh? All the drawbacks of the self-employed but all the... drawbacks of an employee. Hmmm... Well at least you are overpaid.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 05:32

26. melvin (unregistered)


how much is the bold going to cost

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