BlackBerry 9670 flip phone heard to be exclusive for Verizon & Vodafone?

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BlackBerry 9670 flip phone heard to be exclusive for Verizon & Vodafone?
For those who question the clam-shell style factor being used on the recently leaked BlackBerry 9670, they will be surprised to know that it wasn't RIM who ultimately chose the new look to preview their next generation platform. It goes to show what kind of grasp wireless providers still have in the industry as it's being rumored that Verizon commissioned RIM with the specs required for the handset which included the clam-shell design, 5-megapixel camera, and updated interface. From there, RIM did exactly what they were told and now it looks as though that both Verizon and Vodafone will be the exclusive provider for the handset. Not being thought of as a traditional BlackBerry smartphone, the 9670 looks to be marketed to as a hip device for a younger target audience. Naturally looking at the leaked photos of the handset, it's clear to assume that the device will be affordable seeing that it's speculated that RIM also had to meet a pricing criteria put on by Verizon.

RIM BlackBerry 9670 Preliminary Specifications

source: Fudzilla

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12 Comments

1. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

an exclusive smartphone for verizon is never a bad thing.. big red really is making quite the statement !

2. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

This phone is ugly

3. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

cool story bro

4. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

UGLY

5. defmorte

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

to each their own, i personally love the new design, tired of seeing the blocky brick design...boring. This brings much needed style to the mundane original appearance of a blackberry. So glad its coming to Verizon...thumps up.

6. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Its just like the pearl turned into the pearl flip and now the tour is turning into a flip too. But the pearl flip didnt do so well... idk why verizon would want this.

8. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Agreed...Pearl Flip sucked, hopefully this will be an improvement.

7. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unless there's gonna be a curve flip, I'm sure this is the phone my RIM Rep told me was coming out for sprint, oh and he told me this about 3 weeks ago...

9. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

I like these different looking RIM phones. You guys are so close-minded!

10. scottmbolt unregistered

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuugly!

11. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"RIM Rep"? Indeed..

12. sassy unregistered

i love it i cant wait to buy one !!! im on board i love my bb and cant wait to get a flip one !

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