BlackBerry Bold 9930 to be priced at $249.99 with signed contract for Verizon

BlackBerry Bold 9930 to be priced at $249.99 with signed contract for Verizon
Yesterday, we reported that the CDMA flavored BlackBerry Bold 9930 would be launched by Verizon via direct fulfillment on August 15th, and through Verizon stores on August 25th. What we didn't have then was a possible price of the unit, a situation that has now changed. Thanks to a leaked screen shot of a Verizon computer page, we have discovered that the Bold 9930 will be sold for $249.99 with a signed two year pact. This matches the price that a leaked flyer suggests that Sprint will be offering the same phone for, as we told you yesterday. To qualify for the subsidized price, a data plan of $29.99 monthly, or higher, is required.

The full retail price of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is $509.99 and a pre-paid version will cost you $444.99; we expect we will hear more information about that option when the phone is properly and officially announced by Big Red. If you decide to go ahead with this phone, you had better be sure it is what you want because you probably will have it in your palm for at least 2 years with the Early Termination Fee for this device coming in at $350. 

RIM has high hopes for the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Resembling the Bold 9000 and offering a physical QWERTY that is 6% wider than the keyboard on the latter model, the device would appear to be a sure hit among BlackBerry users. With a browser that can render sites with the best of them, a speedy processor, plenty of RAM and a 2.8 inch responsive touchscreeen, the Canadian based manufacturer hopes that it can woo some Apple and Android users over to the 'Berry farm before RIM's ambitious QNX driven Superphones are launched early next year.

source: Crackberry



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Bold 9930
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

i wouldnt even pay 50 for it

2. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Can't Wait To Get My Hands On One! I dont care anymore about specs... I now care about the design, thickness, battery, and keyboard. This being a winner in each category... Is going to be my next phone :D

3. vzwbb21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

i couldn't agree more.

4. techigan unregistered

I want one. I have the 9900 unlocked on att and love it, except its att.

5. Bacon Hat unregistered

Take that Sprint!!!!! Where's your $250 phone or even $300 phone on contract? Sprint didn't get this 1st baby!! Verizon, home of the +$250 smartphones.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

In 90 days, the 9930 will be available for $0 on contract.

23. Droid-X-Doug unregistered

Hi, I'm Dug the Droid f*cker, I'd like everyone to know that Im a stinky little belch from my mum's queefer and I hate anything that I dont f*ck. Thank You all, Goodnight

7. Tyler112 unregistered

It's cool and all, but until it's officially announced by Verizon, this is all hype. If it really is launching Monday, why haven't we heard anything official? Kind of unusual...

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"With a browser that can render sites with the best of them, a speedy processor, plenty of RAM and a 2,8 inch responsive touchscreeen, the Canadian based manufacturer hopes that it can woo some Apple and Android users over to the 'Berry farm...." Somehow, I don't think that either Google (Android) or Apple (iOS) are losing any sleep about the prospect of any of the 'Berries taking customers away from them.

24. Droid-X-Doug unregistered

You and the people that give you thumbs up's will hopefully die soon.

9. Jaygar1986 unregistered

that's about $100 to expensive to expect any substantial sales numbers.

10. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Amazing phone, but 200 dollars would have been a great price for it, especially if it wants to compete with android phones and the iPhone. I'm pretty impressed of what blackberry is comingout with!

11. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I agree with da first guy I also wudnt pay 50 bucks not even 10, heck even if it was free I wouldn't get it. I rather waste those 250 bucks on a droid charge which has a FRONT FACING camera and is LTE capable and has flash player I'm seriously thinking about doing that... I know I might get thumbed down I don't care

12. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Who still buys this dinosaur age phone ?

13. techigan unregistered

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/bluetooth more proof its coming. also why would anyone want a hackable battery killing cell phone like android. also 9930 is 4g

14. lior unregistered

To much money! You can Pick up a much more capable droid, for half the money.

15. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

i've been wanting one of these for a few months now.. But this is pretty expensive... Unless its 4G LTE. Even if it is, then the battery will die SUPER quicik... id rather it be 3G and 200 :/ But i think im still gonna get it. if not thenn ill just go with the EVO 3D with Sprint

16. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

better to go with the photon from sprint, the evo 3d is nothing to be excited about

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why the hell Verizon charging the BB BOLD for 249.00? When its not even a 4G phone. They should charge regular price for 199.00$. And Im pretty sure T Mobile/ATT will charge theirs 199.00$. So whats the point buy the BOLD when u can buy their 4G phone instead that is if you re not a BB user.

18. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

blackberry needs to eat some profit on their next batch of phones just to revive their name. They have taken a hugehit in the court of public opinion. This $250 price tag will scare people off before it even has a chance.

19. CooperJM unregistered

ONLY 50 usd no more

20. Protofa unregistered

Looking forward to using a phone that can go all day without a charge

21. natezilliox unregistered

There is a 1yr contract option listed, I thought vzw got rid of those. Can you still get 1yr contracts with vzw?

22. Cmatz unregistered

Live on the VZW website at 249. Site is still crippled showing 9650 info all over the buy page.

25. DugF*cksDroids unregistered

Hey, I f*ck droids in their *** green bum bum

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