Verizon 8830 Cyclone press shots surface

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Oh, geez. I love it when these press shots flourish out of the blue, always a nice surprise. Thanks to Ho-Fo, Phone Arena, and Gizmodo individually for their info about Verizon’s upcoming release of the BlackBerry 8830 “Cyclone”. They’re all pretty much regurgitating what we told you a couple of months ago (CDMA/GSM hybrid, QVGA screen, microSD slot, and 3G EV-DO support, no camera, etc.), but now we’ve got press shots, which can only mean it’s on its way (we’ve been hearing May, right? June at the latest).

The press shots make the device look a whole lot like the Q, and I’m not sure if I’m a fan. The completely silver back is different than the black covering we’ve been seeing on 8300 test devices, and that might have something to do with the Q thoughts, too. But Verizon customers, I can actually smell your saliva at this point. Start blowing the balloons – the excitement’s bound to come to a head in no time.

  • Block Head

    NOW THATS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT VERIZON!!! Apologies for the caps. I like the silver look, woulda prefer black. I wonder how much is that gonna be full retail?

  • Block Head

    NOW THATS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT VERIZON!!! Apologies for the caps. I like the silver look, woulda prefer black. I wonder how much is that gonna be full retail?

  • Mark

    It’s going to be so hard to wait till September for my 8830… that’s when my ‘new every 2′ kicks in.

    Count ‘em down!

  • Mark

    It’s going to be so hard to wait till September for my 8830… that’s when my ‘new every 2′ kicks in.

    Count ‘em down!

  • J

    The latest BlackBerry will go on sale next month for $300 after a $100 rebate if you sign a new two-year customer agreement. The company is offering an additional $100 off if you sign up for certain “qualifying voice and data plans.”

  • J

    The latest BlackBerry will go on sale next month for $300 after a $100 rebate if you sign a new two-year customer agreement. The company is offering an additional $100 off if you sign up for certain “qualifying voice and data plans.”

  • jay

    Any idea on full retail price?

  • jay

    Any idea on full retail price?

  • Seahawk02

    Similar question, thinking about switching to Verizon, like the BB for the obvious reasons, but tried the phone in the store and it had “delays” when calling a local plain old telephone system (POTS) land line. The LG8700/LG8600/Motorola RAZR were crystal clear. Not sure if the phone needed a software update or if the unit was there for a reason, but why would you demo an inferior product? Echo Gretchen & Bryan, very interested in how everyones BB 8830 is performing in regards to weak or problematic areas as compared to a standard phone. Being a Navy Sailor I will be faced with constant weak signals aboard ship and need a phone with stellar reception. Love to have the BB, but if it can’t manage to obtain or keep a phone call then it’s a non-starter. Hope this was just a VZW store problem. Thanks in Advance.

  • Seahawk02

    Similar question, thinking about switching to Verizon, like the BB for the obvious reasons, but tried the phone in the store and it had “delays” when calling a local plain old telephone system (POTS) land line. The LG8700/LG8600/Motorola RAZR were crystal clear. Not sure if the phone needed a software update or if the unit was there for a reason, but why would you demo an inferior product? Echo Gretchen & Bryan, very interested in how everyones BB 8830 is performing in regards to weak or problematic areas as compared to a standard phone. Being a Navy Sailor I will be faced with constant weak signals aboard ship and need a phone with stellar reception. Love to have the BB, but if it can’t manage to obtain or keep a phone call then it’s a non-starter. Hope this was just a VZW store problem. Thanks in Advance.