Sprint to release BlackBerry Niagara this quarter?

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While pretty much any GSM subscriber in the world that wants a BlackBerry Bold can now easily get one from their carrier, things have not been so easy for those CDMA subscribers. Our poor friends on Sprint and Verizon (and Telus and Bell) have been waiting patiently for world on release dates of the BlackBerry Niagara (the CDMA Bold/8830 successor), but news has been slim since early October.

Thankfully, Engadget Mobile is reporting that Sprint is looking to release the BlackBerry Niagara sometime this quarter. The CDMA Bold variant would feature a 3.2 MPx camera, aGPS, Wi-Fi, EV-DO Rev. A, a gorgeous HVGA screen and possibly an updated design to make it similar in style to the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Storm. Obviously, ‘this quarter’ is fairly vague, but I know it will make at least one person happy. We’ll post more as it comes!

|via Engadget Mobile|

  • john

    Its about friggin time!!! Looking forward to its release

  • john

    Its about friggin time!!! Looking forward to its release

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    Guys, this device can’t be here soon enough. I love the functionality of my Sprint Curve, but absolutely miss the keyboard from my 8830. I can’t wait to see this in my hands. :)

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    Guys, this device can’t be here soon enough. I love the functionality of my Sprint Curve, but absolutely miss the keyboard from my 8830. I can’t wait to see this in my hands. :)

  • DavidB

    A CDMA Blackberry with WiFi and HSPA? This is the device to conquer all!!!

  • DavidB

    A CDMA Blackberry with WiFi and HSPA? This is the device to conquer all!!!

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @davidb I would be shocked to see wifi on this. To my knowledge, it would be the first BB with CDMA that features wifi, but maybe you know something I don’t.

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @davidb I would be shocked to see wifi on this. To my knowledge, it would be the first BB with CDMA that features wifi, but maybe you know something I don’t.

  • DavidB

    @Nan:
    I’m just going by what the article sez! I would be shocked also, considering it has been well leaked that Verizon nixed WiFi from the Storm. Niagra (on Verizon, not circling the drain Sprint) is the device I’ve been waiting for though, WiFi would just be a bonus.

  • DavidB

    @Nan:
    I’m just going by what the article sez! I would be shocked also, considering it has been well leaked that Verizon nixed WiFi from the Storm. Niagra (on Verizon, not circling the drain Sprint) is the device I’ve been waiting for though, WiFi would just be a bonus.

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @davidb I flew right past that point on the article, my sincerest apologies!

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @davidb I flew right past that point on the article, my sincerest apologies!

  • danka

    3.2 mp cam? You sure?

  • danka

    3.2 mp cam? You sure?

  • Ike Bee

    Good 2 know this since my Sprint contract ends in April. I will be one of the first in New Orleans 2 get it. Blackberry addict since 2007 and this will be my New Year’s resolution–new berry!!

  • Ike Bee

    Good 2 know this since my Sprint contract ends in April. I will be one of the first in New Orleans 2 get it. Blackberry addict since 2007 and this will be my New Year’s resolution–new berry!!

  • Sprint Fan

    If this is device does not support HSPDA world roaming then I am jumping ship (and there will probably be numerous other too to leave). Sprint has left the world traveler out way too long. Come on Sprint get it together. We have been loyal but loyality only goes so far.

  • Sprint Fan

    If this is device does not support HSPDA world roaming then I am jumping ship (and there will probably be numerous other too to leave). Sprint has left the world traveler out way too long. Come on Sprint get it together. We have been loyal but loyality only goes so far.

  • radcloser

    I thought about the Storm but got cold feet due to reported problems and Verizon’s expensive service and locking out functionality on Blackberry’s. I tried the AT&T Bold only to have dropped calls starting on day one of using it and continuing. I thought the Bold was THE BEST phone I have ever used but didn’t like the coverage with AT&T. I started with Nextel back in 1994 and migrated to Sprint around 2004 when their coverage improved. My experience has been that Sprint has the best pricing and best coverage in the western United States where I need service. I am SO looking forward to getting the new “Niagara” or whatever they are going to call the new Blackberry. Blackberry rocks! I have the Blackberry 8330 curve for business use, an Air Rave for free calls at my home office and yes, an iPhone 3G for personal entertainment and backup (although it’s not even dependable as a phone). I hear RIM is coming out with an app store! Why should Apple get all the money? Competition is good for us consumers. Go RIM!

  • radcloser

    I thought about the Storm but got cold feet due to reported problems and Verizon’s expensive service and locking out functionality on Blackberry’s. I tried the AT&T Bold only to have dropped calls starting on day one of using it and continuing. I thought the Bold was THE BEST phone I have ever used but didn’t like the coverage with AT&T. I started with Nextel back in 1994 and migrated to Sprint around 2004 when their coverage improved. My experience has been that Sprint has the best pricing and best coverage in the western United States where I need service. I am SO looking forward to getting the new “Niagara” or whatever they are going to call the new Blackberry. Blackberry rocks! I have the Blackberry 8330 curve for business use, an Air Rave for free calls at my home office and yes, an iPhone 3G for personal entertainment and backup (although it’s not even dependable as a phone). I hear RIM is coming out with an app store! Why should Apple get all the money? Competition is good for us consumers. Go RIM!

  • http://hapelaris.blogspot.com/ hanphone terlaris

    how about blackberry onyx??

  • http://hapelaris.blogspot.com/ hanphone terlaris

    how about blackberry onyx??

  • TrishaOsborne

    I have to hand it to you: BlackBerry seems to be very original when finding names for new models for the Blackberry cell phones:)) And the names are also very attractive… Imagine somebody asking you: what cell you have there? I have a Blackberry Niagara… Doesn't that sound super cool and awesome and also expensive?
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