1. garnh994's Avatar
    I'm on hold with a verizon rep. as I type, I asked if they had any word or heard any rumors about the 8900.

    Here's the news,

    I asked and I quote,

    "Hi, I have a question about a blackberry. Do you guys know if you are getting the blackberry 8900?"

    Verizon rep - "Is that the CDMA version of the bold?"

    "No, it's like curve update."

    Verizon Rep - "Can you old real fast?"

    ......

    Verizon rep - "Okay so, we are getting the 8900 but we are calling it the bold."

    "Oh, I thought the CDMA version of the bold was the Niagara?"

    Verizon Rep - "The niagara is going to be better then the bold. We are calling our new curve the bold because our version will be equal or even better then AT&T bold."

    "Thank you"

    Verizon rep - "Mmhmm, Your welcome."



    So there it is.

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    01-23-09 08:05 PM
  2. Adam Zeis's Avatar
    So you called just to ask them that? Seems kinda shady IMO.
    01-23-09 09:18 PM
  3. mrsFAB's Avatar
    Ummmmm..... shady indeed!
    01-23-09 09:44 PM
  4. aristile's Avatar
    That rep is clueless.
    01-23-09 09:46 PM
  5. rootbeersoup's Avatar
    It's the 9030, not 8900 or 8930. The only thing it has in relation to the curve is its body
    01-23-09 09:47 PM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    lol, more then shaddy IMO...
    01-23-09 09:47 PM
  7. castlerock611's Avatar
    Why would u say the rep is clueless?

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    01-23-09 09:50 PM
  8. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Indeed. Shady and talking out of their ****!

    Cell phone reviews, news and specs - Phone Arena read up on it!

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    01-23-09 10:32 PM
  9. garnh994's Avatar
    I use phonearena too.

    The rep seemed to know alot about all the other blackberry's as well.

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    01-24-09 12:22 AM
  10. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Verizon rep - "Okay so, we are getting the 8900 but we are calling it the bold."

    "Oh, I thought the CDMA version of the bold was the Niagara?"

    Verizon Rep - "The niagara is going to be better then the bold. We are calling our new curve the bold because our version will be equal or even better then AT&T bold."
    I doubt the rep knows what they're talking about. While they may be great for customer service related stuff, they're not the most informed when it comes to upcoming devices.

    The 8900 is a Curve series phone. RIM names the devices, not Verizon. They would not release a Blackberry from the 89xx family but name it a Bold, which is 90xx.

    I'm betting we will see a 9030 Bold first, followed by a 8930 Curve 2 later this year.
    01-24-09 02:51 AM
  11. dphorgan2's Avatar
    Yes!!! Verizon is getting the GSM 8900!!!! Thank God I believe everything that im told!!
    01-24-09 04:02 AM
  12. WhiteGold's Avatar
    I think your rep frant know what he's talking about

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    01-24-09 04:30 AM
  13. Rizzleman716's Avatar
    Uh not even going to happen. YOU DON't LISTEN TO REPS!!

    First off why would they call a Curve a Bold? Not making sense..

    Thats what did it for me.. Sorry just don't think it will happen..

    as said before shady!
    01-24-09 05:29 AM
  14. mas90guru's Avatar
    Carrier reps are very frequently wrong. I can't think of too many accurate phone tips that have come from CSR conversations.
    01-24-09 06:24 AM
  15. jj711's Avatar
    It's the 9030, not 8900 or 8930. The only thing it has in relation to the curve is its body
    The 8900's body & screen constitutes half of it's appeal
    Last edited by jj711; 01-24-09 at 06:24 PM.
    01-24-09 06:10 PM
  16. gregerator's Avatar
    I imagine that sprint will get one and Verizon the other.

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    01-24-09 06:21 PM
  17. md12's Avatar
    this is dumb. just get a storm when the OS update comes out in two weeks
    01-25-09 03:02 PM
  18. art23ncsu's Avatar
    Verizon customer service reps know hardly ANYTHING about whats coming out, how to work a phone, etc. They work with you on billing issues etc etc., Corporate Verizon in store reps dont know that much more. Most of them anyway. They just have a broad range of small general knowledge and dont know many details on many issues.

    Verizon is getting the Curve 8930, the flip Pearl 8230 and VZ Bold Version 9030.
    02-04-09 11:49 AM
  19. thinkamp's Avatar
    Reps are always full of sh!t, they will say anything to get you to stay with verizon! boooooo!
    02-04-09 12:13 PM
  20. KingofHeart4711's Avatar
    sounds funny to me. They are probably getting the Bold not the 8900. Also, I thought that Niagra was the cdma version of the 8900
    02-04-09 12:17 PM
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