BlackBerry Bold 9800 confirms it is AT&T bound

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BlackBerry Bold 9800 confirms it is AT&T bound
We earlier reported that the love child of the BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Bold-the Bold 9800 Slider-is coming to AT&T. Well, it just so happens that the device itself gave us a confirmation about AT&T as it was photographed with the carrier's boot-up screen logo. And there's more. Because we usually see a nondescript "Property of Research In Motion" screen until a model is close to production, the Bold 9800 could be close to launch. Earlier speculation centered around a summer release. For 'Berry users, this handset seems to have it all from the touchscreen navigation of the Storm to the sensational physical QWERTY keyboard found on Bold models. Throw in the new WebKit browser that we recently showed you aced it's acid test with a perfect 100/100, and the finger friendly, visually appealing OS 6, and it looks like RIM has finally listened to its audience and is giving them what they want. And while BlackBerry has to fight the powerful momentum of Android and iPhone, we can already feel a swelling of excitement surrounding this model.

RIM BlackBerry Bold Slider Preliminary Specifications

source: TheCellularGuru



1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Congratulations for AT&T on getting the first slider Blackberry. While I'm not a Blackberry fan, it's going to be interesting to see how well this sells because other versions of this device appears on other carriers.

2. anthonybmancini

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 03, 2009

I think its bullshit that att gets this when verizon were the ones to take the big dissapointing chance on the storm and storm 2 not even being to great either, although im sure verizon is moving away from being a good partner of blackberry considering their huge push on android.

6. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

if you want the phone change carriers. the only thing stopping you is you

9. anthonybmancini

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 03, 2009

Oh i dont want it. Im just making a statement. Im quite satisfied with the droid lineup.

3. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

It would be nice to see Sprint get this phone at some point. We need a Blackberry that has a screen bigger than 2.5".

4. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

Aww darn! Why can't we get cool stuff like that. First Verizon with The Storm and now ATT with the slider. What's going on TMO?

7. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

they had the flip til verizon stole it and changed up the colors

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Blackberry sells the best with AT&T, so this move makes sense . BOLD sold well and this phone will outsell the 9000/9700 with a touch screen.

8. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

mmmm 9700 on t-mobile with uma.... :)

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