Shots of the BlackBerry Niagara 9630 finally caught

Shots of the BlackBerry Niagara 9630 finally caught
So this CDMA BlackBerry device has been running around for a while without any definite photos of it. T-Mobile was blessed first with the Curve 8900 which took the design of the original Curve to a whole new level. But it looks like the wait is over and someone managed to nap a shot of the BlackBerry “Niagara” 9630. Although the pictures are not as detailed as we hope, it gives us an idea of how it compares to the BlackBerry 8900 and the Bold. And if the photos are true, we’re excited to see the sweet industrial design in person when it releases. The 9630 is expected to be a CDMA/EVDO plus GSM global phone and to be offered by Verizon Wireless and probably Sprint.

The article has been updated

via CrackBerry
Shots of the BlackBerry Niagara 9630 finally caught



1. Charlie unregistered

Even though I hate Verizon, I'm glad they're getting a good phone. I'm also glad the 9630 looks more like the 8900 that the 9000. I'm disappointed, though, that it probably won't have Wi-Fi.

2. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

who said verizon was getting this?


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

this info is old regarding what carrier would be getting the niagra. but we are indeed getting it. i was actually just on a conference call earlier today regarding the device and its target launch date. but yea we're getting it.

5. ais250

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

So I'm leaving for Rome on 04/27 and will be there for 12 days... any chance I can ditch the BB Curve and get the new Niagra before I leave so I can have emails/calls with me??


Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

Can you give us a hit on when this might be comin out?

9. Blazeralb

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2009

please do go on

12. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

dont believe VZWEMP.....I too work for Verizon Wireless and I know, FOR A FACT, that we do not have a set date for release.

13. FBBG

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

Can you let us know a round about date? I know you dont have a release date but you work for the company so have they annouced the month atleast?

4. filteroff

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 18, 2009

No wifi?

6. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

Seriously, stop with the "no WiFi" comments. Verizon and Sprint haven't hand WiFi on any of their 3G BlackBerries (and no, the 8350i iDEN BB does not count) and odds are they won't have it on any in the future (at least on their CDMA networks). Though your opinion may differ, they believe their 3G networks are big enough to not require WiFi (thus reducing costs and size) since you're forced to pay for data for the device anyway. Their 3G networks are much bigger than AT&T and T-Mobile, so I found that WiFi was unnecessary when I had the Curve on Sprint and the Storm on Verizon before trying out the Bold on AT&T and now on the Curve 8900 for T-Mobile.

8. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Even if their footprints are bigger why cripple it? What about inside buildings were wifi is prevelant and signal isn't? In my experiences in areas of wifi it runs just a little faster as well and who doesn't want that????

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

if you want wifi use a laptop

14. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea because that's convenient to carry around a laptop because your phone doesn't have wifi, brilliant idea.

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

a lot of people carry around cell phones with wifi and laptops

11. bachinphx

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

Okay. We all know that you all want WiFi on your BBs but we all know that with Verizon, it just ain't going to happen so get over it. If you want WiFi then go to a carrier like AT&T and may G'd be with you because their service SUCKS!!!! Also, for anyone who ever has used WiFi, you will know that it will suck every bit of life out of your battery in a hurry. Verizon's CDMA 3g network is just fine and I have had no issues. Just bring this bad boy on already. I know that it will be a cold day in hell when I go to the Storm. WAY too many issues.

16. lac84

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 12, 2009

Well for all your storm haters on here that also think you must have wi-fi, it is in fact wi-fi capable on Verizon Wireless. Too bad you still have to have the data package on it which is one in the same with every carrier that does offer wi-fi on their phones. Btw - Omnia - Wi-fi capable, Saga - wi-fi capable, HTC Touch Pro - Wi-fi capable, bb8330 - wi-fi capable if you know how to make it work, and wait until you see the rest of the smartphones launching this year that will also all be wi-fi capable.

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