RIM today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9650, Sprint is the first US carrier announcing the availability date and pricing for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. We will keep you posted on any news coming out of others. Here is more info on the Sprint version of the BlackBerry Bold 9650:
With an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features, compact and highly refined design and international roaming capabilities, the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will be available from Sprint.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes & surcharges excluded). It can be purchased in all other Sprint sales channels, including Web sales (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), Sprint Business Sales, Sprint stores, national retailers and third-party dealers, Sunday, May 23.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 provides instant access to email, calendar, contacts, robust business and entertainment applications and location-based services, leveraging the best performing wireless networks in the United States and abroad. It is also ideally suited for those who want to stay socially connected and share moments through pictures and videos over MMS and popular IM services like BlackBerry Messenger. It also offers easy access to social networking sites like Flickr, MySpace and Facebook, with smooth integration, providing a great view of what?s happening both personally and professionally.
In addition to top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone comes with BlackBerry OS 5. It is also designed with a smoothly integrated optical trackpad and a distinctive, highly tactile, fretted keyboard and features a large, high-resolution display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi).
Additional features include: -Access to up to 10 supported email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail), plus BlackBerry Enterprise -Server support offering advanced security and IT administration capabilities for corporate deployments -Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) 3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, autofocus and video recording -Advanced media player for enjoying pictures, video and music -512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB microSDHC cards, with a 2 GB microSD card included -3.5 mm stereo headset jack -Support for the Bluetooth stereo headsets (A2DP/AVCRP) -Sprint Music Store, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Football Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile -BlackBerry App World for access to thousands of applications