Screenshot reveals that the BlackBerry Bold is coming to Verizon in May?

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Screenshot reveals that the BlackBerry Bold is coming to Verizon in May?
We've heard about the name change Verizon is taking with the rumored BlackBerry Tour2 9650 – it would seem that the Bold moniker would be used instead to vastly separate it. The preference for the Bold name could partly be found in the trackball issues that some customers have seemingly been plagued with – so the fresh name to the Bold would make sense in differentiating it from the Tour. Of all places, a screenshot from a Bank of America computer system is showing that the Bold for Verizon Wireless is coming in May for employees to purchase. Now it's assumed that Verizon most likely got their fill out of the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and able to sell a decent amount of stock, it would point to a certain likelihood that Verizon is looking to move forward with their next offering. With only a month away from May, Verizon customers can anticipate its release – no word on pricing for the handset, but it would most likely come in at the same price point that the Tour was initially sold at.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Preliminary Specifications

source: CrackBerry


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13 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

IF THE NEWS TO TO GOOD I'M GOING TO ASSUME ITS A APRIL FOOLS JOKE FOR REAL

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

This is not a joke. You can google "Verizon Bold 2010 release date" and find the forum. The guy who posted it on Crackberry said that BofA hit the previous release dates perfect.

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

woot more crappy phone for verizon!

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Just because you don't plan to buy the phone doesn't make it a "crappy" phone.

5. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

well.. it's a blackberry.. so that means crappy yay!

6. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

crappypunk & ajac09, you are both prime examples of uneducated, assuming idiots who constantly plague these forums with your mindless babble. Just do the world, and yourselves, a favor and keep your mouths shut when you feel like commenting on matters you clearly know nothing about. Thank you and have a nice day. ps - Please discontinue the use of the word "woot" as it makes you sound even less intelligent.

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

+1 ... The intention of the forums is to share information about upcoming phones, both phones you would buy and I would buy. I am glad to see diversity in the market and hate how personal people get over phones they don't want to buy.

8. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i agree the word ''woot'' gets on my nerves and its only used by ignorant people like them.......

9. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

All Blackberry's look the same and do just bout the same thing, other than the storm. I don't see a point in Verizon getting this phone. What can the Bold do that the Curve or Tour can't?

10. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Curve2 compared to 9650 (Tour2 aka BOLD): Lower quality screen than Tour, Lower Quality Camera 2.0MP, No PTT Feature, Has WIFI, removed Trackball for Trackpad, Runs on EVDO Rev0 Tour 9630 compared to 9650 (Tour2 aka BOLD): Retains others specs as 9630, but gains: WIFI, Trackpad, More Memory. 9650/Tour2/BOLD Features: Trackpad, 3.2MP Camera, PTT, Global capability, WIFI, EVDO RevA, Higher Quality screen. Takes the best from Curve 2 and Tour and combines them. Tour 9630 will be discontinued.

11. Trendygirlx23 unregistered

The bold is basically like the blackberry 9700 but for CDMA users. It doesn't have all the same features, but it will be our high end blackberry, replacing the tour.

12. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

That's like saying my laptop looks the same as my old laptop so there is no reason to upgrade. Laptops don't completely change their design each time they release a new version, they have some minor cosmetic upgrades, internal hardware upgrades, and software upgrades. I don't want the design to change, I like the layout, design, features, etc...

13. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Yeah i guess i didn't think about it like that but, I still don't think those upgrades are that vast that it would be worth an upgrade.

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