Tweet purportedly lists upcoming Verizon release dates

Tweet purportedly lists upcoming Verizon release dates
A gentleman, who allegedly works for Verizon, sent out a tweet listing the release dates of some of Verizon's upcoming devices. Some of the information we already know, such as the September release of the Motorola DROID Bionic. He writes that RIM's highly anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9930 will be available on August 10th. This handset could capture a fair share of customers coming from other platforms.

Around August 11th, Motorola XOOM owners can start sending their tablets in to get updated to 4G, according to the tweet. He also confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE will be launched  next week. As we reported, July 28th is the expected release date for the LTE variant of the tablet. The tweet adds that not all Verizon stores will carry the tablet due to costs. The Samsung Convoy 2 will be launched August 4th and lastly, the BlackBerry Torch 2 will be out on August 25th although the tweet curiously adds that the source is not sure if Verizon will carry it.

Probably the most exciting piece of information is that the BlackBerry Bold 9930 will be coming within 2 weeks. We showed you the video for the new Bold 9930 that Verizon accidentally displayed on its web page for the Bold 9650, and there is some reason to believe that this model can put a charge under RIM's derriere. It will be the thinnest 'Berry of the bunch with a fabulous physical QWERTY keyboard, a 2.8 inch responsive touchscreen and a WebKit browser that improves greatly from the one seen on the original BlackBerry Torch which was a major improvement from the software seen on the BlackBerry Storm. The new 'Berry browser eats JavaScript for breakfast as opposed to the older versions which used to choke on it.

source: BlackBerryOS

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26 Comments

1. DroidGuy unregistered

Are we going to believe a guy that has been picture of a butt for his twitter profile picture?

2. DuhMan unregistered

Im gonna guess that dude no longer works for Verizon Wireless.

3. Rob74

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

No we're probably not, but I want to, interested in the 9930 if it performs it's going in to my pocket

4. cposey

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Yeah, I'm with DuhMan, if this fool really works for VZW, after this he'll be available to the industry.

5. SGII unregistered

No news on the Samsung Galaxy 2. Dammit.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course not. The other three major carriers haven't announced it yet, and Verizon won't get it until at least 2 or 3 months after everyone else has one. Probably more. It takes time to load up enough crapware to cripple functionality. Plus, the phone is supposed to ship with 1gb of ram. They'll probably ship it back to Samsung to have half to three quarters of that removed. Finally, if its got 16gb of internal storage, that wil need to be cut to either 8gb or 2gb. You've got a while yet until Verizon announces the SGS2.

9. jabrecer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

Very sad.... very true!!!

13. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

A little exaggerated though lol. They aren't going to ship it back to remove storage and RAM lol. You are right about the launch date and crapware though.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hahah true and funny lol

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

No news on the iPhone. Dammit

11. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It will come out soon they are almost done Writing the 5 on all the iphone 4s lol

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

12 thumbs down because he's interested in the iPhone. Fandroids are multiplying. Or are you guys scared of the ass kicking all android phones will get when the 5 comes out?

20. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

its called inbreeding.

23. dandirk unregistered

Yeah the thumbs down is lame... wtf if you are going to thumbs down at least reply.

27. FucApple unregistered

And like the iphone 4, it will already be obsolete when it comes out... Apple is for the wannabe nerds who like to be told what to do and what they can do with their phones.

7. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Who gives a crap about Blackberry anymore? They're getting gobbled up just like T mobile.

10. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Hardware makes a big difference but only if you have a good OS. The blackberry will look cool and be a good phone but for a smart phone with apps and stuff why would anyone pick a blackberry over an android or even a windows phone. Other than email blackberry doesnt have sh*t in my opinion.

12. megatron1949 unregistered

they still make black berries......interesting.

14. vzwbb21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

the new bold looks amazing!!! can't wait to buy one

15. liquidcyber unregistered

Ok guess I need to clear the air a little. I work for the largest Retailer Verizon has Not for Verizon direct. The information I posted yesterday was sent to me from are invetory dept of when we are expected to receive those phones in are warehouse. That being said I'm not sure if those phones will be loaded into Verizons system for activation. I've had phones before in are warehouse for weeks before we could sell and activate them. Soooo if I do get these phones in are over 450 stores across the US I'm sure we will be taking orders for them and ill disclose where you can get them first. The buzz is unbelievable for these phones and I hope Verizon and RIM do get them out on these dates. Thx for listening.

16. liquidcyber unregistered

Ok guess I need to clear the air a little. I work for the largest Retailer Verizon has Not for Verizon direct. The information I posted yesterday was sent to me from are invetory dept of when we are expected to receive those phones in are warehouse. That being said I'm not sure if those phones will be loaded into Verizons system for activation. I've had phones before in are warehouse for weeks before we could sell and activate them. Soooo if I do get these phones in are over 450 stores across the US I'm sure we will be taking orders for them and ill disclose where you can get them first. The buzz is unbelievable for these phones and I hope Verizon and RIM do get them out on these dates. Thx for listening.

17. awful unregistered

lol this guy cant be serious. You work for the "largest verizon retailer", didn't know retail stores had rankings...anyways, learn some grammar, "our" is different from "are" but I don't believe you.

24. lol unregistered

they do, It's simple math....2 beats 1.

21. CellularSales unregistered

WOW Super "Agent" Man...

25. dealinvzw unregistered

CSOKI huh? All the drawbacks of the self-employed but all the... drawbacks of an employee. Hmmm... Well at least you are overpaid.

26. melvin unregistered

how much is the bold going to cost

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