1. baxvent's Avatar
    I knew the 9930 was supposed to come out today in Verizon stores so I went to the mall and the Verizon kiosk. I didn't see anything on display so I asked the guy and he said yeah we have it and handed it to me from behind the counter to look at. He said they hadn't sold any today and I said really?? but then again how do they expect to when it's not even out on display yet to let customers know they have it??
    08-25-11 07:59 PM
  2. ibcop's Avatar
    So......they didn't put 'em out yet. At a kiosk? Probably an authorized re-seller and not a Corp store.
    08-25-11 08:04 PM
  3. baxvent's Avatar
    No it's a Corp store...I was surprised.
    08-25-11 08:10 PM
  4. fr4c's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised. I went to a corp store first thing this morning as it was the first store in my area to open at 9AM, and they didn't even have it in stock. Have to order and wait 2 days for them to ship to the store. They had a demo unit though so I have no idea what is going on.
    08-25-11 08:22 PM
  5. mustangv8's Avatar
    Isn't this typical of VZ?
    08-25-11 08:44 PM
  6. LSglock89's Avatar
    Isn't this typical of VZ?
    I guess it just depends...both the Corporate brick and mortar store and kiosk in the mall had it on display around the 15th in my area.
    08-25-11 09:53 PM
  7. cbreze's Avatar
    No it's a Corp store...I was surprised.
    The corp store I went to today for my first look/test drive also did not have them out. Behind the counter.
    08-25-11 09:56 PM
  8. SourBB's Avatar
    I've had my BB since the 17th I walked into VZW today and the dude was gone talking about droids I was like wow you sound like a dumbass. Anywho, I asked if he had a case for my 9930 and he was like "oh no sorry, what carrier is that?" I was like you damn fool. I showed him my phone and showed him the browser (on Crackberry nontheless!) and he was really impressed, then again he had never heard of the phone. I walked out of their shaking my head

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    08-25-11 10:13 PM
  9. r.santa1's Avatar
    went in to huge boise store today..had one on display, and two in stock...Just not loving the size of it compared to my 9780. The keyboard is nice and screen is so vibrant but hate teh back cover and the size of the phone...

    no way its worth 249! price will drop fast i am sure due to lack of demand. its a great phone, fast and all but i really want the 9790
    08-25-11 10:23 PM
  10. Mitso's Avatar
    The Verizon I went to had them out but there was a guy from Verizon standing next to them saying "If this phone was released a year and a half ago it would be great, go look at the androids or the iphone"
    08-25-11 10:27 PM
  11. BigD00d's Avatar
    Yeah, but there's a bunch of posts on the VZW forums about how the sales people there are taught to downplay BB for Droids and the iPhone.

    Have had a few VW sales people when I asked about new blackberries go 'Oh, Blackberries(like they were a palgue or poisonous) , No, we don't have any of the new ones yet, you should get a droid'. And that's when I had a 30-minute conversation where I pretty much showed them how to do everything a Droid does....on a Blackberry, faster and easier.(Opera Mini browser was currently faster than the new droid at the time on my BB :P)
    08-25-11 10:31 PM
  12. BigD00d's Avatar
    went in to huge boise store today..had one on display, and two in stock...Just not loving the size of it compared to my 9780. The keyboard is nice and screen is so vibrant but hate teh back cover and the size of the phone...

    no way its worth 249! price will drop fast i am sure due to lack of demand. its a great phone, fast and all but i really want the 9790
    That's verizon. All the other carriers are offering 199$ I think. I got mine for 199 with my discount, so this should tide me over quite well before the QNX phone.
    08-25-11 10:32 PM
  13. r.santa1's Avatar
    The guy at verizon today was saying how awesome the new 9930 is. he was educated on it thru and thru...refreshing change
    08-25-11 10:32 PM
  14. jebulls's Avatar
    I actually got an email from our verizon store last week saying they were ordering the 9930 and they were impressed with them. I wonder if anything will change next time around with QNX or if they will just throw those BB's in the back too?

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    08-25-11 10:32 PM
  15. BigD00d's Avatar
    I actually got an email from our verizon store last week saying they were ordering the 9930 and they were impressed with them. I wonder if anything will change next time around with QNX or if they will just throw those BB's in the back too?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I have a feeling with Steve Jobs stepping down, and QNX hitting the shelves sometime next year having a phone-sized, Playbook-style browser is going to get some attention...(as long as we can edit bookmarks!:P)
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    08-25-11 10:38 PM
  16. celeste9000's Avatar
    I went into Verizon to buy the 9930 and the first store had a demo unit, but no phones. The second store had no demo units and the phones (2) were in the backroom. I explained that I wanted the new BB because my Thunderbolt had issues. They wanted to look at my phone to see if they could fix the problem lol. They couldnt believe I would want the BB over the Thunderbolt! Anyway, I have my BB and all is well
    08-25-11 11:59 PM
  17. Gucci33's Avatar
    Went to a Verizon store yesterday and the dumb *** had no clue about the 9930 but knew about the torch.

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    08-26-11 12:07 AM
  18. mthomps07's Avatar
    I normally don't contribute to these threads, but I actually experienced this for myself last week. Checked out a VZW kiosk at the mall, picked up the 9930 display unit. Guy asks if he can help me, I say "I'm just checking out the new Bold, been waiting on it for a while." He goes the extra effort to chip in, "ohhh, okay. I realllly don't like Blackberry. The phones are super outdated but if you have to have one for work I guess they're okay. Let me know if you're interested in seeing anything else." I didn't want one for work, nor did I mention work. I wanted it for the device itself, and I was really contemplating dropping AT&T on the spot and switching to Verizon to do so.

    Bad sales move. I express interest in one and only one item that you have, you basically dismiss my taste, and don't encourage me to buy it. I understand the whole idea of pushing one phone over another because the commission is higher. But flat out condescendingly discouraging me from looking at the ONLY piece I'm interested in? Might as well take your commission in cash, walk over to the trash can and drop it in.
    08-26-11 09:21 AM
  19. KjKharismatic's Avatar
    I went to my brick and mortar Verizon yesterday, but I called and made sure they had a working display before I made that drive. Hands down, it is the best Blackberry I have ever used! That device reacts faster than you can think..
    08-26-11 09:30 AM
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