1. infinus's Avatar
    how do you know datkota will end up as a bold phone
    02-21-11 02:01 AM
  2. 2Addicted's Avatar
    Good call! Given the carbon on the back maybe it"ll be a new Tour.

    All joking aside though, we were fooled by the Bold slider that is now the Torch.

    It is a good device to use to change the name of the Bold line, given the new features it'll have.
    02-21-11 02:31 AM
  3. Ezcal's Avatar
    How do we know?
    Maybe because it's basically a carbon (no pun intended) copy of the Bold 9000...
    02-21-11 03:50 AM
  4. Skeevecr's Avatar
    While there is always the chance that they might use it to launch a new brand, it would seem slightly odd to cast aside the Bold brand that is a strong one and doesn't have negative connotations like Tour or Storm.
    02-21-11 07:07 AM
  5. esalonia's Avatar
    If you haven't noticed. In the picture of the back, the "bold" branding logo is blurred out... Why?

    02-21-11 10:15 AM
  6. Pete6's Avatar
    Says so on the box .

    Product naming is really up to RIM's marketing department.
    02-21-11 10:17 AM
  7. barrist's Avatar
    Actually that looks more like the generic "Brand" logo that we've seen on prototypes doesn't it?

    But even so, all the leaked slides, renders show it to be a Bold.
    02-21-11 10:23 AM
  8. 2Addicted's Avatar
    Agreed! The blurred out logo says "Brand"
    02-21-11 04:42 PM
  9. gorith's Avatar
    That clearly says "brand"...well not clearly, but still.
    It seems whenever a new device is coming out it gets called a bold______. ie bold slider=torch, bold flip=style (horrible name btw) This is the "bold touch" maybe because it has a bold keyboard, as opposed to the curve keyboard, but probably won't carry the bold name. Maybe they will come up with something decent for this, or just call is the magnum like was rumoured years ago.
    02-21-11 05:33 PM
  10. barrist's Avatar
    I donno, BGR reported that it would carry the Bold name:

    The BlackBerry Dakota is the creme de la creme of the 2011 BlackBerry family, and it will carry the Bold name.
    02-21-11 06:55 PM
  11. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Not to hijack the thread, but this all gets me to wondering ... will they possibly put a touch screen on a Style? That would be totally slick.
    02-21-11 07:15 PM
  12. lockedtight's Avatar
    Its made on the same body as the bold 9000. The end.

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    02-21-11 09:19 PM
  13. mark_rivers19's Avatar
    If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck… let's call it a CHICKEN.
    02-21-11 09:27 PM
  14. Evan_O's Avatar
    Its made on the same body as the bold 9000. The end.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    My thoughts exactly and I think Bold Touch will stick... Or at least something similar.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-11 12:23 AM
  15. todbanner's Avatar
    All I know is I want one

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-11 12:36 AM
  16. BergerKing's Avatar
    It definitely fits the form factor of the Bold series. I saw pictures of at least 2 other leaks that said 'Brand' on the reverse, also.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-11 12:41 AM
  17. Jimieo's Avatar
    The leaked roadmap even showed bold

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-11 01:45 PM
  18. Pearl9100's Avatar
    If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck let's call it a CHICKEN.
    haha

    i dont care about its name. its got the goods that i want.
    02-26-11 01:33 AM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I could care less what they call it, I rename my phones anyway, yea I know I'm strange. BLACKBERRY should distribute this"TOUCH THING" to all of the carriers like they did the 8300 series. Now that would be NICE
    02-26-11 10:38 AM
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