Verizon's web site hints of two new BlackBerry 7 OS models

Verizon's web site hints of two new BlackBerry 7 OS models
Yesterday we tried to soothe the ruffled feelings of BlackBerry fans using Verizon, some of whom are still wondering why Big Red has yet to announce which of the new models it will offer. Despite the Verizon video of the BlackBerry Bold 9930, which ended up on the Bold 9650 page by mistake, and a tweet from a director saying that he is filming a commercial for a new BlackBerry model for Verizon, some of you still don't believe that BlackBerry 7 OS is coming to Big Red.

Thanks to a eagle-eyed Crackberry forum member, we now have another indication that Sprint will not be the only CDMA carrier in the States to have these new 'Berry handsets in its lineup. On the Verizon web page listing the carrier's lineup of BlackBerry smartphones, it says there are 8 results. The problem is that there are only 6 pictures. Admittedly, our math isn't what it used to be, but that would indicate that there are 2 BlackBerry units that Verizon is, ahem, hiding. If we are forced to guess, we would pick the BlackBerry Bold 9930 (which is probably cheating considering the video) and the BlackBerry Torch 9850.

As we reported, the same pair will be added to Sprint's roster later in the fall. Considering that it is still August, perhaps we are being too hard on Verizon for not yet saying a word. For those still worried that Verizon might not offer any of the new BlackBerry models, we would say that the evidence would suggest otherwise. And, we would add, with all due respect, get a hobby.

source: Crackberry



**UPDATE**
It seems that our loyal readers are even more eagle-eyed as it has been pointed out that the 8 results for BlackBerry smartphones on the Verizon web site take color choices into consideration. The BlackBerry Curve 3G refurbished model and the BlackBerry Curve 8530 refurbished are both available in two colors each. However, it doesn't take away from the idea that Verizon will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the BlackBerry Torch 9850 later this year.

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10 Comments

1. chris123456 unregistered

The article is wrong, there are eight models. They count the different colors available as a model.

2. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Chris is correct. Do the same kind of filter with iOS and it comes up 8 but only shows 6 because the 2 refurbished models have the 2 different colors under them as well instead of separate like the new ones are.

3. Yep unregistered

That is correct. However they are right about the two models big red will offer.

4. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

old models wtf

5. dafssdhhjgfdzs unregistered

this is wrong. chris123456 is correct. the different color choices count as models. the curve 3g refurb and the curve 8530 refurb count as 4 choices because they're both avaiable in two colors.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Anyone want to bet that the Sammy GSII comes to VZW before the 'Berries do?

7. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Your droid is your only friend isnt it?

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Actually, I have moved on - to the HTC EVO 3D. I was wondering if the 'Berries were your only friend, eh?

10. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

You never bring any solid conversation to the table in the BlackBerry posts on PA, you simply talk about android and how it is better, faster, blah blah blah, than BB. The RIMpire is on to you and your trollish ways...

11. EssayWriter unregistered

Chris is correct. Do the same kind of filter with iOS and it comes up 8 but only shows 6 because the 2 refurbished models have the 2 different colors under them as well instead of separate like the new ones are. Essay Topic

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