We’ve just got the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 in from Sprint and Research in Motion. The Bold 9650 is seen as the successor for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for CDMA networks–both the Tour and the Bold 9650 are world phones and would operate on Sprint’s CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network in the US and on GSM/EDGE/HSPA internationally for world travelers. the Bold 9650 represents a merge of the Tour line into the BlackBerry Bold product line and joins the Bold 9700, the device’s GSM counterpart for AT&T and T-Mobile.
The new Blackberry phone adds WiFi, more [...]
The Bold 9650 is a BlackBerry Tour 9630 upgrade that brings the series more aligned with the Bold 9700 on T-Mobile and AT&T. The CDMA/GSM world phone Bold 9650 on Sprint does offer more RAM than its AT&T/T-Mobile 9700 cousin, with 512 MB. Other than that, most of the features are similar to our first look of the Bold 9700.
As an upgrade to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on Sprint, the Bold 9650 adds WiFi and trades the rolling trackball for an optical trackpad. The overall design is still similar to the Tour 9630.
The Sprint Bold 9650 will have a slightly wider [...]
After some long delays and rumors that the BlackBerry 9650 with an optical trackpad rather than trcakball would follow the Bold monicker rather than adopt the Tour namesake, the BlackBerry 9650 may be a bit closer to launch for BlackBerry Tour 9630 faithfuls. The updated 9650 has shown up in Sprint’s online database with camera and camera-less models. We’ll have to wait for Research in Motion to decide on final branding–will this be the Tour2 or the Bold 9650–the Bold branding will bring the device closer to its GSM cousin.
(via: The Boy Genius Report)