Boy Genius Report posted a video walkthrough of the BlackBerry 9630 (Niagra). The BlackBerry Niagra is a CDMA device similar to the BlackBerry Bold so Verizon, Sprint and other CDMA users should be excited. Dates aren’t official but there is speculation that it will hit Verizon in May.
Sprint customers will be happy to hear that the new BlackBerry Curve 8350i has launched yesterday on the Sprint network. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i has been getting a lot of press due to it’s advanced Push-To-Talk capabilities for Nextel Direct Connect customers. Â This Blackberry utilizes iDEN techonlogy on the Next National Network and is packed with features such as 4.6 OS, GPS, MMS, 2 Megapixel digital camera with flash and video recording, DataViz Documents To Go preinstalled, Bluetooth 2.0, Expandable memory of up to 16GB through it’s micro SD/SDHC memory card slot.
“The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is ideal for customers who want the benefit of the popular Nextel Direct Connect service together with the power of the BlackBerry platform,” said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing at RIM. “We think Nextel Direct Connect customers will be very pleased with its range of new features and stylish design, and we are very excited to be launching the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone today with Sprint.”
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is currently available atÂ www.sprint.comÂ for as low as $149.99 with a two-year service agreement, after $80 instant savings credit and $100 mail-in rebate. It will be available in Sprint stores nationwide on January 11,2009.
Adding onto our BlackBerry coverage. It looks like Sprint is finally catching up with every other wireless carrier by adding a “better” BlackBerry Curve to their lineup. The BlackBerry 8350i is official model for Sprint that will be heading to their lineup. It’s equipped with Wi-Fi, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, and is set run to run the anticipated OS 4.6. No Official date but look out for a Q4 release. There will also be a camera-less version of the BlackBerry 8350i for you business users out there.
New leaked pictures of the BlackBerry Javelin, have been passed around the net yesterday. I figured I post this, because their seems to be a lot more updates on the BlackBerry Bold & BlackBerry Javelin.
My last post on the BlackBerry Bold I stated, “The Blackberry Bold will hit AT&T in July for $300, T-Mobile in September for $350, and Verizon and Sprint also in September for $300 all with a 2 year contract.” well things have changed since then. Right now, it’s looking like the BlackBerry Bold will be released more like mid August to early September. As far as, the BlackBerry Javelin, look out for it to be released sometime after the BlackBerry Bold.