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The BlackBerry 9650 gets delayed again - sporting a name change as well?

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The BlackBerry 9650 gets delayed again - sporting a name change as well?
Even though there are some minor improvements expected with the upcoming BlackBerry Tour2 9650, there are still rumors swirling around its eventual launch. The latest pieces of information point out that some Verizon stores did manage to get shipments of the BlackBerry Tour's successor, but they had to be sent back for “updates.” Big Red may be keeping the brakes on the BlackBerry 9650 until the official OS 5.0 shows up for the original Tour 9630. Just like them, Sprint will also be graced with the handset,  but it's speculated that their units are having some Wi-Fi problems. Additionally, it looks like the official name for the BlackBerry 9650 may no longer be called the Tour2 – instead, it seems like it'll be changed to the BlackBerry Bold 9650. So far from all the leaked photos regarding the handset, it does look more similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9700 that AT&T and T-Mobile are offering. With still no confirmed time table of when this device is expected to get the green lights, customers eager to snatch up this handset will have to wait a bit longer.

BlackBerry 9650 Preliminary Specifications

source: Mobility Site

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. scottmbolt (unregistered)

Who cares? Black Berry is yesterdays news. All of their devices look the same. Nothing special with BB except stocks, email, and other business stuff.

posted on 20 Feb 2010, 20:36

2. asears08 (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)

I kind of agree. I have the 9630, and I really like it. But with all the Android devices and Windows Phone 7 stuff coming out, my BB is starting to look pretty basic.

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 09:15

6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

Blackberry is marketing to a certain group of people that like the standard layout/design. They're also working on competing with other phones with phones like the Blackberry Storm 2. As for OS, they have development yet, but 5.0 has been released for some handsets and 6.0 is on the horizon. I plan to buy this phone, I don't like the layout of any of the "android" phones. To each his own, I don't comment "who cares" on phones that I don't plan to buy, they obviously posted this article for people like myself and not you. Believe it or not, PA is posting articles for everybody, not just you.

posted on 20 Feb 2010, 20:36

3. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

actually i kinda like blackberry more than iphone.. apple has tooo many restrictions blackberry doesnt ...i like to personalize my phone how i like it and with an iphone u cannot do that unless u jailbreak it .. so thats why i like blackberry more cause its more customizable in my opinion ... so what if blackberry doenst have alot of apps like the iphone i dnt really care i think it has more than enough and beside i dont really need all them apps my son in the other hand is the kind of person that couldnt live with out apps ...mee nahh i dnt need em...

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 09:16

7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

I like the standard Blackberry design and apps, they have a apps for almost everything you need.

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 01:49

4. s0nic69 (unregistered)

i am so tired of waiting for this phone. i have been waiting forever for this phone! but now... im not going to get it anymore. I think im just going to pick up an android phone. All this waiting just gave me time to change my mind... so now im going with android OS

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 09:17

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

I agree this phone has taken way too long and now it sounds like they plan to just release the Bold on Verizon. I think the Bold is a great phone, but I need a phone sooner then later. Hopefully the updates make it worth the wait.

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 10:27

9. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)

way too long? the tour is six months old just last week, what other phone gets refreshed in that timeframe?

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 14:29

10. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

We've been waiting for a Blackberry with WIFI. The Curve released on VZW didn't have a flash.

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 15:43

11. Trendygirlx23 (unregistered)

Yeah I am sick of waiting for this phone too. I am getting to the point where I might get a droid if it doesn't come out by next month.

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 22:17

12. s0nic69 (unregistered)

before the tour was released, i remember seeing rumors of this phone. so its been a long time

posted on 21 Feb 2010, 08:41

5. Griffin (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)

I have the blackberry tour and it is my first blackberry. After having it for 7 months, I don't see what the big deal is about a blackberry. Interesting that every other carrier has released the OS 5.0 for the Tour except Verizon and now the Tour 2 is delayed for "updates" and still no update for the the orginal tour. I will be going to android as well.

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