Pre-BBDC Wrap-up: Stuff that happened while we were in the air


You can always tell if a show will be good based upon the amount of buzz and news that surrounds it. The BlackBerry Developer Conference is no exception: apparently news in the BlackBerry world only breaks now when you’re in the air without a stable Wi-Fi connection. Here’s everything important that’s happened in the last 48 hours.

AT&T BlackBerry Bold to (finally) be released October 27: The Boy Genius has posted training slides indicating that the BlackBerry Bold might actually see release on AT&T before halloween, but at this point, do you release trust any AT&T Bold release date? (via BGR)

The National Post explains the BlackBerry Storm’s name Surprisingly it has nothing to do with Halle Berry or the X-Men. Shame. (via National Post)

RIM’s 2009 lineup gets clarified (kinda) Boy Genius was also able to get his hands upon Rogers upcoming BlackBerry lineup. Remember the BlackBerry Magnum we told you about a few days ago? Apparently it’s actual development name is the Pluto, which doesn’t sound as cool. Here’s what BG had to say:

* BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Q1
* BlackBerry Storm variant in Q2
* BlackBerry 9220 (Magnum, think BlackBerry Curve 8900 with 3G) in Q3
* BlackBerry 9900 (Pluto, think Bold with touchscreen) in Q4