Tag Archives: Curve
4:38 pm on Aug 2, 2011 |
Oh look, more leaked documentation showing the 2011 BlackBerry device lineup with no confirmation of dates or pricing! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist… What we have above is an internal roadmap from Canadian carrier, Bell, detailing their BlackBerry offerings for 2011. We see that they intend to carry the Torch2 9810, Torch 9860, Bold 9900, and Curve 9360. It looks like they also plan to keep the Bold 9780 and Curve 3G around for the remainder of the year too.
They list the first three devices in this list as 4G, meaning HSPA+ and not real 4G, like LTE. Other than that, there’s not much more to say. This is good news for Bell customers because they will be able to get their hands on these new BlackBerry devices at some point. The only question that remains is exactly when RIM plans to officially announce these devices and let the world know when they will be available.
12:40 pm on Aug 2, 2011 |
Earlier we brought you news from one of our sources that Telus would be launching the Bold 9900 on August 15. BGR has just published some Telus internal documentation that confirms that date for both the Bold 9900 and the Torch2 9810. In addition to these dates, the docs have August 22 listed for the Torch 9860 and then August 29 for the updated Curve. Then we have the low-end Curve listed for an October 1st launch alongside the Bold 9790.
These dates match up with both the rumored release dates and RIM’s promise to get the new Bold Touch out before the end of Summer. As we have noted previously, RIM plans to make the BlackBerry 7 launch the largest launch in company history, so we should see multiple carriers across the US and Canada launch on this same date. You can view some closeups of the inventory system after the break .
2:02 pm on Jul 26, 2011 |
The new BlackBerry OS 7 devices are due out next month and we all know what that means, discontinuation of the older models. Sprint is the first carrier to pop up on the radar with a new list of End Of Life (EOL) devices. A device goes EOL for one of two reasons, there’s a newer model coming our to replace it, like in the case of the Bold 9650 being replaced by the Bold 9930, or it’s being discontinued entirely, like the Style 9670.
On Sprint’s EOL list we have the Style going EOL in Late August or early September, the Bold 9650 going in September, and the Curve 3G tapping out in September as well. These dates are lining up perfectly with the rumored Sprint release dates we are seeing. It seems that Sprint is cutting the Style 9670 in favor of the Torch 9850 and the Bold 9650 in favor of the 9930. Both current devices are going EOL in September and the replacements should launch in August. Let us know how you feel about the Style’s passing and if you’re excited that the launches are just around the corner?
4:31 pm on Jul 25, 2011 |
The image above is reportedly from internal Sprint documentation detailing the release of three new BlackBerry devices on their network. The first device in the lineup is of course, the Bold 9330. This is listed as the BlackBerry Bold 3 and is slated to launch on August 21. The Torch 9850 is next on the list and is also listed for launch on August 21. The third BlackBerry device listed for release on Sprint is the Curve 4. This device is the Curve 9350 and is currently slated for a September 9th release. There is also mention of the Curve coming in purple, something that is not entirely unexpected given carrier history of releasing Curve models in multiple colors.
These dates are lining up well with most other rumors and it’s looking like we should see the Bold 9900 series and Torch 9850 launch in the US in August. A Canadian launch may come at the same time or could come in September. We’ll keep you up to date as soon as something official on these release dates comes out from either RIM or the carriers. The full image from the inventory system can be viewed past the break.
3:03 pm on Jul 11, 2011 |
It’s getting so close to the end of the “summer” timeframe that RIM gave for the launch of the Bold 9900 that we should be transitioning from leaks and rumors to official announcements. But alas, that has yet to happen. Instead, we just have more rumors and more launch date confusion. The latest set of rumors comes to us from Mobile Syrup and one of their sources. They list the TELUS launch dates as follows:
- BlackBerry Torch 9810 – August 19th
- BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 – August 18 or 19th
- BlackBerry Torch 9860 – August 26th
- BlackBerry “Bellagio” (possibly Curve 9360) – Late September
Keep in mind that these dates are currently just rumors, but they fit well with what we’re hearing, both officially and unofficially. These launch dates are for TELUS, but the majority of carriers in both the US and Canada should launch these new devices around the same time. So, get excited BlackBerry fans! The launch of the 2011 BlackBerry devices is fast approaching!
Source: Mobile Syrup
2:14 pm on Jul 11, 2011 |
We already know that the Torch 9850 and Curve 9350 are coming out sometime this year. That exact time remains a mystery at current. Today; however, we have gotten a little more information as to when these two may release. US Cellular has released their latest rebate form, which runs from July 15 to November 20, 2011. Both the Torch 9850 and Curve 9350 are on this rebate form. That means we could be seeing these two devices launch on US Cellular anytime after July 15. The rebate is for $100 on either device, so if you’re on US Cellular this may be even better news for you.
10:30 am on Jul 9, 2011 |
It seems like all we have talked about this week has been OS 188.8.131.520. We have seen it become the official build for numerous devices this week and we are adding two more to that list. OS 184.108.40.2060 for both the Curve 3G 9330 and Style 9670 has been officially released by the Alaskan carrier, GCI. If you’re running either of these devices you can download the OS install for either device from the link below.
12:15 pm on Jul 8, 2011 |
With the release of the 2011 crop of BlackBerry Smartphones just around the corner, I have been thinking hard about which device I like best. That also got me thinking, which 2011 device has our readers here at TheBerryFix.com most excited? Just answer the poll above with which device you plan on getting this year, or if you are waiting till next year for QNX. I’m interested to see which device our readers will favor? Will it be the classic BlackBerry form-factor of the Bold 9900 or maybe the slate-style Torch 9850/9860?
8:57 am on Jul 8, 2011 |
It seems that BlackBerry 6 Build .600 is becoming the standard official OS. We have seen it for the 9650, 9780, and Pearl 3G. Now, Vodafone DE has made it the official build for the Curve 3G 9300. If you’re running the 9300 you’ll want to give this new OS a try. I’m sure RIM has included lots of great bug fixes and speed improvements with this one. Hit the link below to head on over to Vodafone DE and grab the OS install.
- TheBerryFix.com Podcast Episode 22 State of the Union
- Today we introduce you to the new mobile version of TheBerryFix.com!
- AT&T to allow download of the BlackBerry Bridge application via App World today at noon
- RIM employee’s “open letter” and RIM’s response
- BlackBerry Curve 9360 gets photographed again while still remaining unannounced
- BlackBerry Desktop Manager v2.1 for Mac now available – brings PlayBook support along for the ride
- A BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9860 have lunch together in Toronto
- OS 220.127.116.110 officially released by Vodafone DE for the Torch 9800 and Curve 9300
- There’s an app for that? A look at BlackBerry application development
- BBM v18.104.22.168 now available for download in the Beta Zone
- BBM Social SDK v1.0 released to developers worldwide
- RIM announces dates and locations for BlackBerry Devcon Europe & Asia
- BlackBerry Travel v1.1 now available in App World
- FaceBook for BlackBerry update brings BBM integration, Like notifications and a whole lot more
4:29 pm on Jul 1, 2011 |
Well looks like after a 5 month podcast hiatus we are back in action brining you the latest episode I like to call “State of the union”. In this episode we discuss where RIM and BlackBerry Stand and what needs to change to bring BlackBerry back to it’s rightful place as number one smartphone. Listen in as this episode is our best yet.
Update regarding comment made during podcast about AT&T and the PlayBook bridge app.
** Note: AT&T users must have a tethering plan included with their wireless service plan to take advantage of the Bridge Browser. To enable tethering on your BlackBerry smartphone, go to att.com/mywireless or dial 611.
3:49 pm on Jun 30, 2011 |
We have seen the next-gen Curve 9360 numerous times and yet RIM still refuses to officially announce that it’s coming. We have heard some great specs for the 9360, some of which include an 800 mHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5MP camera, and BlackBerry 7. The 9360 looks to be the replacement for the current 9300 series BlackBerry Curve and will bring even the lowest end of the BlackBerry device standard past the highest spec’ed BlackBerrys currently available. You can hit the break for a few more photos and the source link for all the pics and specs of the upcoming 9360.
6:45 pm on Jun 29, 2011 |
We have just recently seen OS 22.214.171.1240 leak out for a few BlackBerry devices and Vodafone DE has just made this the official build for two of their devices. Those two devices are the Torch 9800 and the Curve 3G 9300. If you’re a Vodafone DE customer you can grab the update and if not, you can get the OS download directly from one of the links below.
6:20 pm on Jun 20, 2011 |
RIM has sure been bringing the (official) leaks today. First, we had the device simulators for the 9360, 9810, and 9850 earlier today. Now RIM has gone and released a screen resolution chart that outs all the details of the screens on all the 2011 BlackBerry smartphones. The screen resolutions are as follows:
- Bold Touch 9900/9930: 640 x 480 pixels
- Torch 2 9810: 480 x 640 pixels (portrait)
- Torch Touch 9850: 480 x 800 pixels (portrait)
- Curve 9360: 480 x 360 pixels
It’s a surprise that RIM has released this information when 3 of those 4 devices have yet to even be announced; however, it does say some good things about where BlackBerry is heading. The fact that they are giving developers access to both the device simulators and the screen resolutions means that the developers can begin tweaking their apps so they are ready for BlackBerry 7 and these new devices when they launch. This is good for both the developers and the consumer because we will have applications that work correctly on our device when we get it in hand. Hopefully RIM will continue to give developers more and more early access so that they can get their apps ready for new device launches.
Source: Inside BlackBerry
3:42 pm on Jun 20, 2011 |
In a surprise move, RIM has made the BlackBerry 7 device simulators for three new unreleased, and in some cases unannounced, devices. These devices include the new Torch2 9810, Curve 9360, and Torch Touch 9850. This is a big surprise considering only the 9900 has been announced and there is still no solid word on a release date for any of these upcoming BlackBerry devices. If you’re a developer ready to test for BlackBerry 7 or if you just want to get a feel for the new OS, head on over to the BlackBerry Simulator Site and download these new sims.