05-02-10 04:12 PM
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  1. ilovepizza90's Avatar
    ive heard that verizon should be getting the new bold 9650 sometime in may and i was wondering if thats true because ive heard it will be released may 1st, 16th, 17th, and 27th
    04-27-10 12:38 PM
  2. anon(3038160)'s Avatar
    Unfortunately, we don't know yet. And don't forget today's release day d'jour, May 15.
    04-27-10 12:45 PM
  3. kazoo92's Avatar
    I would love for it to be May 1st but it is starting to seem unlikely. Given past releases being a couple weeks before Spring, I am hopeful we'll see very soon.
    04-27-10 01:17 PM
  4. ericmichaels1978's Avatar
    Ah.. the waiting game! My guess, June 15th..
    04-27-10 01:31 PM
  5. yoo_chickk's Avatar
    I'm guessing May 15th . Although I'd love if it came out this Saturday!
    04-27-10 01:38 PM
  6. SongDrifter's Avatar
    Didn't the screen shot of the VZW SKU that crackberry posted in the blog say launch date of May 27th?
    Either way, I'm waiting... impatiently but I'm waiting
    04-27-10 02:03 PM
  7. csiguy1's Avatar
    I hope that it is in early May!!!!!! Tomorrow would be fine though.
    04-27-10 02:16 PM
  8. eve6er69's Avatar
    i am going to say the same day as sprint.
    that is the way the original tour was released and i think thats the way the tour2, i mean bold is going to be released, lol
    04-27-10 02:26 PM
  9. mrtrelease's Avatar
    It has to be out by June 1st, or I won't be able to afford it. I have a bet riding on it with a coworker.
    04-27-10 02:27 PM
  10. ilovepizza90's Avatar
    when was the sprint release date?
    04-27-10 02:44 PM
  11. eve6er69's Avatar
    when was the sprint release date?
    may 23rd 10 char
    04-27-10 02:47 PM
  12. Mystic205's Avatar
    this would be my guess too... though that aint even worth 2c

    i am going to say the same day as sprint.
    that is the way the original tour was released and i think thats the way the tour2, i mean bold is going to be released, lol
    04-27-10 03:02 PM
  13. eve6er69's Avatar
    this would be my guess too... though that aint even worth 2c
    knowing our luck it will be pushed back again, lol
    04-27-10 03:13 PM
  14. drchipinski's Avatar
    I would be surprised if it is the 1st....just doesn't seem possible.
    04-27-10 03:23 PM
  15. DougFNJ's Avatar
    i am going to say the same day as sprint.
    that is the way the original tour was released and i think thats the way the tour2, i mean bold is going to be released, lol
    Tour got released through Verizon Sunday July 12, 2009. Sprint Customers didn't begin receiving theirs until Monday July 20, 2009
    04-27-10 03:40 PM
  16. experiment 626's Avatar
    I'd guess a week or so before Sprint so May 15 is a good starting point.
    04-27-10 03:49 PM
  17. eve6er69's Avatar
    Tour got released through Verizon Sunday July 12, 2009. Sprint Customers didn't begin receiving theirs until Monday July 20, 2009
    sprint stores got the tour later but you could order it online on the same day as the vzw release.
    04-27-10 04:08 PM
  18. ew800's Avatar
    I sure hope that I am wrong, but I am not sure about the Verizon release date of May 1, as previously reported. It sure seems like there would have been some word from them in the last day or two if May 1 was still valid.

    Come up Verizon!!
    04-27-10 07:56 PM
  19. daseff's Avatar
    People are saying Verizon doesn't want to confirm the May 1st release date because it will hurt Droid Incredible sales, which launches April 29th.
    Personally, I think it'll be about a week before the Sprint launch.
    04-27-10 08:26 PM
  20. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    ive heard that verizon should be getting the new bold 9650 sometime in may and i was wondering if thats true because ive heard it will be released may 1st, 16th, 17th, and 27th

    We can definitely rule out Saturday. There is no way it will launch the same weekend that the HTC Incredible goes on sale.
    04-28-10 06:50 AM
  21. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    People are saying Verizon doesn't want to confirm the May 1st release date because it will hurt Droid Incredible sales, which launches April 29th.
    Personally, I think it'll be about a week before the Sprint launch.
    We've had the Incredibles in stock for a week now, we have no inventory or promotional material or training on any Blackberry.
    04-28-10 06:52 AM
  22. coltsbr's Avatar
    Well that is just downright discouraging!

    I was hoping for good news.
    04-29-10 06:48 AM
  23. Mystic205's Avatar
    Then i think people dont have a lot of imagination.

    I very much seriously doubt that the 9650 can hurt sales of the incredible... to the general consumer there is zero difference between the Tour and the 9650.. (and think like a consumer before you lambast that comment..lol)

    What is more likely and issue is managing foot traffic in the stores... It would make a lot of sense to have the 9650 released a couple of weeks after the incredible so that the stampeding hoards can abate somewhat before the crackberry addicts come raging in..

    So my view is a range of 0-2wks prior to Sprint.

    People are saying Verizon doesn't want to confirm the May 1st release date because it will hurt Droid Incredible sales, which launches April 29th.
    Personally, I think it'll be about a week before the Sprint launch.
    04-29-10 07:44 AM
  24. cz10's Avatar
    I walked into my local VZW store (downstairs from my office) and asked if there was any news on the new Bold. The CSR acted like he had no clue what I was talking about. I said "it is on the RIM website and you are supposed to be getting it soon. I've been a VZW customer since it was GTE Mobilenet some 20 years and my 2 year commitment is up in 2 weeks and I am just trying to make up my mind if I want to stay with Verizion." He replied "the best information is probably available on the web." I said "No s--t! I guess that makes YOU and THIS STORE sort of useless, doesn't it?" and walked out.

    I could save a bit (maybe $20 a month) going to Sprint or on my wife's plan at AT&T. I guess I should look at T-mobile too. Coverage doesn't matter as 90% of my use is at my office (I have no wire lines - just 2 cell lines - one for voice and the other for internet tethered to my BB) and EVERY carrier has sites on top of the building about 20' above my office.
    04-29-10 06:08 PM
  25. KTJPSY's Avatar
    I called my local store today since I haven't called in a while and since WES I figured I'd see what they said: "We can't confirm the release dates of unannounced phones but I would call back on May 1." Don't know what that means especially in light of the Google alert that said RIM was releasing the 9650 to Sprint first, on May 23rd. Blasphemy!! (This is for those who only read one thread).
    04-29-10 06:12 PM
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