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BlackBerry 9670 CDMA Clamshell: Sprint or Verizon Partnership

A few months ago Jamie Pert reported that the BlackBerry 9670 was a clamshell device and was destined for Verizon. We can now tell you that the RIM device has made it to the FCC website, and we can confirm that it is indeed a clamshell. However, as this is a CDMA, this could either go to Big Red or Sprint.

The smart money would be on Verizon, but Sprint seems a much better prospect for phone makers now — thanks to the success of the HTC EVO 4G, which recently got an update. Chris Ziegler from Engadget is unsure how successful the upcoming BlackBerry 9670 will be; he said that he would wait to pass on his verdict.

However, looking back at the recent Torch release and the rumored Storm 3, we have to say that we do not hold out much hope. Hopefully we will have more to report on both the BlackBerry 9670 and the Storm next week during Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Developer Conference.

Do you think that RIM is still a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, or are they slipping further out of reach from both Apple and Google? The Canadian phone maker had better get their act together soon, as Windows Phone 7 will soon be with us, and will be another rival to contend with.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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I bought a bb style in the USA to use in Portugal and now I do not know how to put the sim card inside

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Get their act together? They just shipped 12.1 million devices, are guiding for 13.8 to 14.4 million next quarter and are seeing continued growth in revenue and income. If that's doing poorly what exactly would good performance look like?

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