How's that song go again? Deck the halls with boughs of BlackBerry. Fa la la la la la? That sounds about right... Well, expect hear that version a lot over the next few months, because BlackBerry has released a stunning array of phones for the holiday season. Which is why we've been featuring the whole pantheon of…
It's been a long time coming, but finally there's a touchscreen BlackBerry in the same Bold body we all love (or hate.) Coming in a 4G HSPA+ 9900 flavor and CDMA EV-DO 9930 variant, the handset also runs on a newly-improved BlackBerry OS, numero 7.
Back when I used a BlackBerry everyday, all I wanted was a touchscreen Bold for prodding the screen and actioning stuff. Nothing fancy, just a little light touching. This leaked video displaying the Montana shows it's responsive, but won't do much for impressing iPhone or Android users.
The most important thing about your next phone isn't what carrier it's on, how big the screen is, or even who makes it. It's the platform, stupid. So here are the best phones on every platform.
Not much has changed between the 9700 and 9780, save for the jump from 3.2MP to 5MP camera, and the latest OS version it's running, which is the multitasker OS 6.0
Samsung's Galaxy S phone on Verizon, BlackBerry's Bold 9700 on T-Mobile and AT&T and Sprint's Sanyo Zio are all free this Friday from Best Buy.
Leaked photos of the Bold 9800 aren't anything new, but photos showing OS 6.0's WebKit browser? Yes, please.
BlackBerry users who are stuck with CDMA-based carriers (like Verizon) now have another option in the form of the Bold 9650, replacing the Tour and its janky trackball with an optical trackpad. (Also, hello Wi-Fi.)
Whoops, looks like TheStreet.com pressed "go" on two new BlackBerry models early—the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G. Nothing too outlandish if the site is to be believed, but looks like Sprint's got dibs on the Bold.
This phone, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, you can buy today on T-Mobile or Sunday, Nov. 22, on AT&T. It's the standard $200 with a two-year blood contract (and on AT&T, mail-in rebate shenanigans required). Update: Yes, AT&T Premier customers can get it today. Everybody else has to wait until the 22nd. [T-Mo, AT&T]
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 in a word? Compact. It's efficient, almost cramped, like a Japanese car from the 80s.
RIM very quietly just showed off the new BlackBerry Bold in white, with a white leather back that somehow manages to outdo the previous version in tackiness. It's due out on AT&T for $200, as usual, on October 18th.