More evidence hinting that Verizon is getting its share of BlackBerry smartphones

More evidence hinting that Verizon is getting its share of BlackBerry smartphones
That Verizon is about to add the BlackBerry Bold 9930 to its portfolio of smartphones is not much of a secret. After all, that leaked overview video from not long ago pretty much confirmed that the device is headed to Big Red's shelves, and if that is not enough of an evidence for you, that screen grab from Verizon's internal system shows that the carrier is already getting its staff familiar with the handset. However, we were informed that the Bold 9930 may not be the only 'Berry that Verizon is getting ready to launch.

Thanks to a tip that was kindly sent to us, we now have a reason to believe that Verizon will be offering the BlackBerry Torch 9850 as well. Word comes from an anonymous Verizon employee, which informed us that a full touchscreen BlackBerry Torch smartphone was introduced at a recent company training. According to our tipster, the device will feature a faster web browser, all-in-one media player, single social networking feed and “liquid graphics” for smooth scrolling while navigating through the interface.

When will the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and Bold 9930 land in Verizon's outlets, however, is still unclear as neither of the two was mentioned in that leaked Verizon roadmap from not long ago. Anyone thinking about getting their hands on one of them?

Thanks, you know who you are!

source: CrackBerry

Related phones

Bold 9930
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)
Torch 9850
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(6.10h 3G talk time)



1. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I might as well do it....FIRST!

2. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

As you look around on PA, it should become obvious that such behavior is frowned upon . It is 2011, why not wake up? Only a mindless fool chimes in "first". There are many mindless fools populating other sites where such behavior is acceptable. Please take a moment and assess the tone of a website before posting jiberish. Thank you for refraining in the future.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW will be selling the Bionic before the 'Berry(ies) hit the shelves.

4. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Doug, good for you, you like droids, we get it...

5. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

The torch looks legit. I have to deal with the nightmare that is the older touch screen BBs. Lemme tell you, not fun... Not fun at all.

6. Jay_Foo unregistered

I really wish that I could say that this new batch of BB will keep me from defecting... but, after my awful experience with my Storm2, I need a break from them. As good as this new set may look, it's still a year behind the pack.....

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