October 27, 2010 at 4:18 PM #174421
I have a VZ 8330 and my contract is up next week. I was trying to decide what my next move should be. I don’t think I want a Storm 2. I still don’t think I can handle the lack of a physical keyboard. The 9650 looks like the best offering they have currently. But the answer to these questions might affect whether I jump on one now or wait:
1) Is there a Storm 3 coming out soon. (I might go for that since it would have OS6.)
2) Verizon is advertising LTE pretty heavily now and they say it will be in my area by the end of the year. Is there any hope of an LTE BB or is that still way off?
3) Anything else new and exciting planned for Verizon?October 27, 2010 at 6:13 PM #182669
You are asking hard questions but I can only answer based on rumors:
Currently there is a Storm3 in the works but I am hearing that it is pushed off to around March 2011
An LTE BlackBerry is pretty much a pipe dream for now. There will be no real LTE phones from any company until late 2011 or early 2012. Most of the first devices will be laptop cards
The main update for Verizon right now is BlackBerry 6 coming to the BlackBerry Bold 9650. There is also the 9330 and I heard rumors of a CDMA BlackBerry Pearl 9130October 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM #182670
I guess my only other question would be is the Storm2 capable of OS6 and will Verizon be rolling that out? I think I’ve seen some chatter on BerryReview leaning towards a “no” on that.October 29, 2010 at 3:12 AM #182671
Sadly it looks like the Storm2 will not be getting BlackBerry 6 according to RIM. There was supposed to be a refresh that would have had BlackBerry 6 but rumor has it that it was canceled…November 8, 2010 at 2:33 AM #182672
I’d go Bold 9650 if I were you. It’s going to me a MASSIVE upgrade from the 8330, AND can run BlackBerry 6.
Verizon Bold 9930 work
Verizon Droid Bionic playNovember 8, 2010 at 5:12 PM #182673
Well, I ended up doing one better. I switched to AT&T and got the Torch! What a sweet device! What’s even better, while I was in the middle of checking out on AmazonWireless, the price dropped from $80 to $0.01!
I do have a couple of gripes but here is probably not the place.November 8, 2010 at 10:28 PM #182674
Yeah I know I just noticed the drastic price drop on Amazon. Gonna mention it tomorrow
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