Posts tagged with: Bold
  • by | September 19, 2010 3:20 PM

    It looks like that leaked copy of BlackBerry OS 6 that we saw running on the Bold 9650 last month was the real deal, as a ROM is now available for all 9650 owners to download and install. Since this is still beta software, users should naturally flash this firmware at their own risk. CrackBerry has published a video of its experience with the build running on a Verizon 9650, which we've re-posted below. BlackBerry OS 6 brings several new features to the device, including a revmaped UI, Universal Search, and a new WebKit browser courtesy of RIM's acquisition of former Windows Phone ...

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  • by | August 30, 2010 10:59 AM

    Like the BlackBerry Bold 9700 that came before it, the rumored, but still un-released Bold 9780 may also be available in the paler shade of white. Affectionately nicknamed the "WhiteBerry," RIM's latest touchscreen-less device was recently spotted and captured on picture. It's unclear if and when the BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be released, and also what carriers may get the white Bold 9780. In the U.S., while both T-Mobile USA and AT&T carried the black Bold 9700, only T-Mobile USA offered the white Bold 9780. (via: BB Leaks)

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  • by | August 29, 2010 1:30 PM

    Owners of three BlackBerry models -- the Bold 9000, Pearl 3G 9100/9105, and Curve 8530 -- now have new versions of the BlackBerry OS available for download to their devices, although only the Bold update is an official carrier rollout (from AT&T and Rogers). Both carriers have released OS version 5.0.0.822 for their 9000s, also known as the original Bold; its successor, the 9700, is the current Bold being sold by most outlets worldwide. The Pearl and Curve updates, on the other hand, are decidedly unofficial, leaked ROMs, meaning that flashing them is of course riskier than waiting for a ...

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  • by | August 24, 2010 1:43 AM

    More spyshots of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 are emerging, and this time the device--previously known as the Bold R020 from a leaked presentation from Research in Motion--is shown on video running the BlackBerry 6 operating system. Though no new information is obtained from this leak, it should satiate the crave from Blackberry addicts. The device will retain the traditional non-touchscreen display and be an evolutionary upgrade from the Bold 9700 which it replaces. The Bold 9780 is expected to have a 624 MHz Marvell ARM-based processor, 512 MB RAM/ROM, and a 5-megapixel camera that won't be ...

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  • by | August 19, 2010 12:48 PM

    A recently leaked Research in Motion document, marked confidential, was seen portraying a device with the name BlackBerry Bold R020. The R020 would most likely be a codename to a device that succeeds the BlackBerry Bold 9700--the device retains the former's form factor while doubling the amount of RAM, adding support for BlackBerry 6 OS, and utilizing the 5-megapixel camera from the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and like the Torch, the R020 may not be capable of HD video capture. The device will continue BlackBerry's use of a 624 MHz processor and HVGA touchscreen, which many have criticized as ...

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  • by | August 17, 2010 11:38 AM

    It looks like a very early BlackBerry 6 copy was leaked and installed on the CDMA BlackBerry Bold 9650. Since this is an early build, things are a bit choppy, but the OS runs fine on the non-touchscreen Bold 9650 with its 512 MB of RAM and ROM; the GSM Bold 9700 may not fare as well with its more limited 256 MB of RAM. BlackBerry 6 debuted initially on the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T, which shows RIM's focus on the touchscreen environment, though the OS will work on non-touchscreen devices as shown on the video. (via: BBLeaks)

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  • by | July 29, 2010 12:06 PM

    Some early screenshots have emerged of RIM's next-generation BlackBerry 6 operating system on the non-touchscreen Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Bold 9650. Though neither the carrier nor Research in Motion have announced whether the 9650 will receive an upgrade to version 6, it has been speculated that current devices that were released recently may get the makeover in time. (via: BBLeaks)

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  • by | July 26, 2010 12:08 PM

    The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider, which has been spotted in numerous leaks, is now slated for an AT&T launch mid-August. Though not officially announced yet by RIM nor by the carrier, BlackBerry Partners Fund John Albright is pegging the launch date as August 15. The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider will be the first BlackBerry to sport a Palm Pre-like form factor, merging the touchscreen on the BlackBerry Storm with the full keyboard on the BlackBerry Bold. (via: Rimarkable)

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  • by | July 24, 2010 3:44 AM

    It looks like the original BlackBerry Bold 9700 may soon get a model upgrade to be called the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in the future if rumors hold true. The new model brings with it some minor upgrades along with an OS upgrade to BlackBerry 6 with a more modern Webkit-based browser from Research in Motion. In addition to the big OS jump, the Bold 9780 retains the look and form factor of its predecessor, the Bold 9700, currently available on both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The 3G-enabled smartphone will get a darker trim on its chrome bezel, giving it a more titanium finish, along with more ...

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  • by | July 20, 2010 12:29 AM

    With the portrait-oriented sliding form factor, Motorola and Research in Motion with its Bold 9800 model will be entering into a territory that has proven to be both attractive--in a nostalgic sense with the HTC Blue Angel of yore and uncertainty, as the Palm Pre and Microsoft Kin One have proven to be lackluster with rumored low sales volume. With MOTOBLUR on board and Android's integration with Exchange, social networking sites, and Google services, the Droid Slider could give webOS a run for its money. It looks like Google's assault on Research in Motion, with the help of Motorola, is ...

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  • by | July 19, 2010 2:12 PM

    It is speculated that RIM is now dedicating most of its development of BlackBerry 6 devices and the operating system for GSM compatibility, which may mean that CDMA BlackBerry 6 smartphones may not arrive until 2011. This would probably be a smart business decision for Canadian Research in Motion as much of the world is on GSM technologies, but could present itself as a strain on the manufacturer's relationship with large CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless. RIM's revenues from Verizon Wireless has dropped from near 40% to around 10-15% according to one report, and that could be due to the ...

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  • by | July 18, 2010 9:59 AM

    Ideally, a beautiful phone will work beautifully as well, but since we don't live in a perfect world, are you a substance kind of geek who prefer function over form or a design geek where form triumphs over function? This question seems to be answered differently by Apple, RIM, and Nokia in response to Apple's iPhone 4's reception woes. Steve Jobs addressed the iPhone 4's reception problems in yesterday's press conference, mocking the term "Antennagate" in his remarks. Jobs says that Apple isn't perfect and phones aren't perfect, but the company is committed to pleasing its customers. It ...

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  • by | June 3, 2010 3:01 AM

    As rumored, starting today, June 3rd, Verizon Wireless customers interested in the BlackBerry Bold 9650 could order the RIM smartphone online. The device should be similar to Sprint's model that we had previously examined. Verizon will be pricing its version at $149.99 on contract after a $100 instant rebate online. Customers wanting to purchase it in stores will have to wait until June 10th to do so. To order yours, you can visit Verizon Wireless's webpage for additional details.

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  • by | June 1, 2010 1:01 PM

    While Sprint had already gone ahead and launched the BlackBerry Bold 9650 world phone, Verizon Wireless still hasn't gone on record to announce that the CDMA upgrade to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 will even appear on their network. A leaked screen shot of what appears to be an internal email from within Verizon Wireless should assuage fears from customers who want the CDMA flagship RIM smartphone to appear on Big Red's network. According to that email, the Bold 9650 should be available via web and telephone orders beginning June 3 and will be in stores on June 10 for those who need some play ...

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  • by | May 28, 2010 9:14 PM

    Those looking for the white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in the US are in luck as T-Mobile now has the device in stock. Available as "Flash White," the paler edition of the Bold is now available for a mere $99 on contract from T-Mobile on contract and after a $50 mail in rebate.

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