T-Mobile pulling BlackBerry 8800 off shelves to make room for Wi-Fi model?

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Empty ShelfThere are rumors abound today that T-Mobile is pulling its BlackBerry 8800, sparking plenty of speculation about why they’d do something like that. Some think it’s just to let the BlackBerry 8300 in, since AT&T’s 91-day exclusive with the Curve is up on August 29. The more hopeful forum-goers are dreaming of a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry 8320, or more realistically, the BlackBerry 8820 which popped up in FCC filings not long ago. Of course, rumors are rumors, and I’d be inclined to agree with the more conservative hint dropped by zipped:

I spoke with Tmo earlier today as well – they told me the 8800′s were removed for backorder purposes only, not a permanent removal. This group also heard the curve is coming, nothing on the screens they can see yet though.

  • alex

    i miss steve. the site has not been the same since his departure. :(

  • alex

    i miss steve. the site has not been the same since his departure. :(

  • bbossladye

    My trackball on my Pearl stopped working and I had to speak to tmo about a replacement and they told me that they would be getting the Curve soon.

  • bbossladye

    My trackball on my Pearl stopped working and I had to speak to tmo about a replacement and they told me that they would be getting the Curve soon.

  • http://blackberrysync.com/ BlackBerrySync

    Interesting now that the 8820 has been officially announced by RIM maybe T-Mobile will pull out a Wi-Fi Curve? Hmmm…

    http://blackberrysync.com/archives/2007/07/18/introducing-the-blackberry-8820-the-first-wi-fi-enabled-blackberry/

  • http://blackberrysync.com BlackBerrySync

    Interesting now that the 8820 has been officially announced by RIM maybe T-Mobile will pull out a Wi-Fi Curve? Hmmm…

    http://blackberrysync.com/archives/2007/07/18/introducing-the-blackberry-8820-the-first-wi-fi-enabled-blackberry/

  • Fact

    http://www.rim.com/news/press/2007/pr-17_07_2007-01.shtml
    RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone

    The First Dual-Mode Cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone…

  • Fact

    http://www.rim.com/news/press/2007/pr-17_07_2007-01.shtml
    RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone

    The First Dual-Mode Cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone…

  • CPO

    I actually like the site a lot more now. Its more about the news now, whereas before it was biased and consisted mostly of blind praise for RIM and mindlessly bashing other companies’ smartphones – I was almost convinced this was a RIM owned site (NOTE: I agree that a lot of the competition stinks, but some of them are way ahead of RIM in features such as dual mode and 3G support). I was always expecting Steve to be detained by RIM security for stalking Jim Balsillie.

  • CPO

    I actually like the site a lot more now. Its more about the news now, whereas before it was biased and consisted mostly of blind praise for RIM and mindlessly bashing other companies’ smartphones – I was almost convinced this was a RIM owned site (NOTE: I agree that a lot of the competition stinks, but some of them are way ahead of RIM in features such as dual mode and 3G support). I was always expecting Steve to be detained by RIM security for stalking Jim Balsillie.

  • Kara

    Its true, it was taken off the upgrade list on Friday July 13th. I work for T-Mobile in customer care and I went to offer it to a customer and it was no longer in the upgrade list.

  • Kara

    Its true, it was taken off the upgrade list on Friday July 13th. I work for T-Mobile in customer care and I went to offer it to a customer and it was no longer in the upgrade list.