Verizon's web site now offering the BlackBerry Bold 9930

Verizon's web site now offering the BlackBerry Bold 9930
The other day we reported that Verizon would be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for direct fulfillment on August 15th with the phone available at Verizon stores on August 25th. So far, it seems that the first half of that report is true as Verizon's web site is now making the BlackBerry Bold 9930 available for $249.99 with a signed 2-year contract. Without a contract, the phone will cost you $509.99. Some have reported being able to purchase the Bold 9930 for as low as $199.99. The additional discount seems to apply for those who have a NE2 upgrade that has been collecting dust for some time.

The thinnest BlackBerry ever is a throw-back to the Bold 9000 with its awesome QWERTY keyboard, now widened by 6%. The touchscreen on top of the QWERTY is 2.8 inches and under the hood is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8655 single-core processor with 768MB of RAM aboard. A 5MP camera captures video at 720p and an NFC antenna is embedded in the battery cover. BlackBerry 7 OS runs the show which includes a much improved browser that is right up there with mobile Safari and the Android browser, according to RIM. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage that can be pumped up to 40GB with a microSD card.

With Verizon accepting orders online for the BlackBerry Bold 9930, we should soon see if RIM is able to not only keep the number of hardcore BlackBerry users on the platform, but also to see if the Canadian based manufacturer can start winning over those using other platforms. There is no question that the trio of phones recently introduced by RIM represents its strongest effort yet to compete with Apple and Android and perhaps pick up some smartphone marketshare before the QNX flavored BlackBerry Superphones make their appearance.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9810 and Torch 9850/60 are key for RIM. The longer that RIM can ride this trio to pick up marketshare, the less it will need to rush out those QNX Superphones, beginning with the BlackBerry Colt early next year as we told you. The less rush on RIM's part, the longer it has to work out any kinks and make sure that the QNX phones launch as perfectly as possible.

source: Verizon via Crackberry

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Bold 9930
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)



1. C WEEZY unregistered

I kinda feel that RIM isnt really trying to stay in the same contest as every other new phone coming out. the only time they tried was when they had the STORM come out but it didnt do that good so i guess they decided to do their own thing. Still have my BlackBerry Curve 8330 and love it but its been acting up on me so im wating on the DROID BIONIC to come out.

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll look forward to playing with it. o:

4. Nguyen_nguyen unregistered

Rim is ran out of idea...

5. jenn05

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Was so excited a few months ago about this coming out on Verizon..........but then I decided to get an iphone 4 and try it out while I was waiting. The rest is history :) Even went back to a blackberry curve 8530 briefly thinking I "missed" my blackberry. Well I didn't "miss" it like I thought I did. Started missing my iphone 4 then! So I got back on the iphone 4 and have been on it ever since. Plus with the new updates coming in September from Apple, Blackberry has a long way to go to catch up......if they ever do. So, needless to say, I am not even excited about this phone coming out anymore.

7. richo151

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

they need an LTE phone with a big screen and a slide out qwerty. Business users will go crazy for that....especially with wifi hotspot

9. blackberryfanatic77 unregistered

problem solved, this is how to unlock verizon blackberry bold 9930 with mms picture messaging, internet browser, facebook app, ect...First off, Thanks for solving this issue, i've been lurking here for a while & wanted to add something constructive to the site. I just bought the verizon 9930 from verizon but i have AT&T & We needed to use our phone overseas or pretty much on Tmobile or any other GSM Network..had the bold 9930 unlocked but the Internet browser & mms did not after searching for a reputable place for a while we found went to their site, got the code & within minutes we had our bold 9930 unlocked, now has full function facebook, internet browser & mms picture messaging. so thanks & hope you guys get some benefit out of this.

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