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  1. mmmouka's Avatar
    I was reading on TmoNews.com that the HTC Shadow II will be released on 28 January 2009. I know this phone is not really a competitor of the 8900, let alone the Blackberry Brand, but won't this release date affect the release of the 8900?
    I know that wireless companies do not like to release phones within a short time period of each other.
    Maybe this is good news, and the 8900 will be released on T-Mobile in very early January??

    Your thoughts.
    12-18-08 12:29 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    Or mid-January... Personally, I don't think it will matter even if they are both released on the same day... I don't think there is going to be a lot of fanfare when they do release the 8900 on AT&T or T-Mobile.
    12-18-08 12:43 PM
  3. woodyou's Avatar
    The 8900 is slated to hit LATE Jan as of right now for TMO
    12-18-08 01:40 PM
  4. gregerator's Avatar
    And remember that the Q1 rumored release includes all the way through March.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-18-08 03:14 PM
  5. uberspeed's Avatar
    For TMo it would be their flagship BB offering. No 3G though and they want to keep pushing the G1 so they won't tout it much, agreed.
    12-18-08 03:26 PM
  6. skullgame45's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, the G1 and the Flip came out basically within the same month. Correct me if I'm wrong. But if it did happened like that, what's to stop them from releasing the HTC and the 8900 in the same month?

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    12-18-08 03:35 PM
  7. woodyou's Avatar
    And remember that the Q1 rumored release includes all the way through March.

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    As of today , end of Jan is set fro TMo release for the 8900...
    12-18-08 03:42 PM
  8. fatboy97's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, the G1 and the Flip came out basically within the same month. Correct me if I'm wrong. But if it did happened like that, what's to stop them from releasing the HTC and the 8900 in the same month?

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    I believe they did come out in the same month... Pearl Flip - Oct 13th... G1 - Oct 22nd... so yes, I just found these dates on TMONews.com.
    12-18-08 03:47 PM
  9. uberspeed's Avatar
    I'm not saying they wont release it, I was agreeing they wont tout it as much as they normally would, that's all. I think they passed on the Bold to not compete with the G1 since that is a 3G phone.
    IMO
    12-18-08 04:00 PM
  10. eburganjr's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry -- I'll still stick with my 1/27/09 release date for T-Mo.
    12-18-08 06:11 PM
  11. trini_pirate's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry -- I'll still stick with my 1/27/09 release date for T-Mo.
    source please
    12-18-08 08:02 PM
  12. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    It should be mid to late Jan.
    12-18-08 08:08 PM
  13. Tyson Justice's Avatar
    source please
    Try looking under this thread, there is a lot of insider infor about release dates here:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f100/fu...elease-103121/
    12-18-08 08:08 PM
  14. eburganjr's Avatar
    source please
    it's all over the internet, including this forum. it hasn't been confirmed, but it's the most consistent.
    12-19-08 12:01 AM
  15. philanthropy's Avatar
    It should be mid to late Jan.
    i cant wait!

    it would be good to pick that up before going back to school
    12-19-08 12:17 AM
  16. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Does anyone know or guessimate a price point, specifically retail price?

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    12-19-08 04:53 AM
  17. devildoc0612's Avatar
    I hope this rumored Late January release date is not like the Dec 15th hoopla that circulated around the 8900 forums... C'mon T-Mo...show us some Berry Love..
    12-19-08 06:59 AM
  18. eburganjr's Avatar
    Does anyone know or guessimate a price point, specifically retail price?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    If I had to take a good guess, $199.99 after MIR or perhaps $149.99 after MIR if they're playing nice.

    And now that there's no upgrade fee, I think I'll take a ride to DE to pick up this bad boy when it comes out
    12-19-08 07:25 AM
  19. dphorgan2's Avatar
    I'm not saying they wont release it, I was agreeing they wont tout it as much as they normally would, that's all. I think they passed on the Bold to not compete with the G1 since that is a 3G phone.
    IMO

    Correction- "Couldn't get the Bold", it lacks T-Mobiles 1700MHz 3G band
    12-19-08 09:22 AM
  20. Protagonist's Avatar
    If T-Mobile wanted it, RIM would have produced it with their 3g radio in place of AT&T's. That is no biggie. But T-Mo didnt.
    12-19-08 11:37 AM
  21. uberspeed's Avatar
    Correction- "Couldn't get the Bold", it lacks T-Mobiles 1700MHz 3G band
    No sir/madam, no correction. RIM produced the Bold with the 1700MHz band for TMo and showcased it at a conference.
    TMo passed.
    12-19-08 02:39 PM
  22. ncbuckeye's Avatar
    I would think Tmobile would have the 8900 on their site seeing the other phone is going to be released around then.
    12-19-08 05:21 PM
  23. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    No sir/madam, no correction. RIM produced the Bold with the 1700MHz band for TMo and showcased it at a conference.
    TMo passed.
    Correct. There were NA T-Mobile Bolds at the Dev conf. T-Mobiles loss.
    12-19-08 06:05 PM
  24. blackbandit18's Avatar
    i hope not
    12-19-08 07:03 PM
  25. SLVR6's Avatar
    Ouch, didn't know T-mo passed on the Bold.....that was pretty dumb of them!

    Hoping they won't gouge for the Curve 8900 but I am guessing they will (ala $149 for the Pearl Flip). Would it hurt them to be nice and be like their German or UK counterparts (I.e. Cheap or free)??

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-19-08 07:17 PM
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