Well, this is a bit of a surprise. It seems as though Rogers is very quietly rolling out the BlackBerry Curve 8900 to subscribers, with no notification being given to the press or sales employees. This seems a little strange, considering that a properly hyped Curve 8900 release could steal some of the consumer thunder (sorry, bad pun) from the upcoming Telus and Bell BlackBerry Storm releases. Here’s what’s known so far:
Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life (with voice and data) to have the latest UMA-enabled BlackBerry. We’ve been told that those who don’t want a 3-year commitment will be able to get the 8900 for $499.99 on 2-year with voice and data and $549 month-to-month. Other than that we know jack all because there has yet to be a press release nor has there been any internal communication to management or employees.
Here’s the deal, it looks like the brand new Curve is out-of-stock for new activations. However, we have confirmed that those who are due for a Hardware upgrade have purchased the device already for $179.00. Rogers couldn’t tell me when they’ll have more 8900’s in stock for us regular folks, but if you’re due for an upgrade give them a call and let us know how it went below. We were told 3-5 shipping days.
Obviously, we’ll keep you informed as we (and Rogers employees, apparently) learn more.