A BlackBerryCool reader wrote us recently to say that he’s spoken to Sprint and they don’t plan on releasing the Bold or the Storm. According to a Sprint rep, “Sprint does not plan to release [the BlackBerry Bold] onto the Sprint Network.”
Jon: “Hi. I’d really like to buy a Blackberry Bold but Sprint still doesn’t sell it. Can I buy it elsewhere and still set it up for Sprint service?”
Agent (Kate D): “I will be more than happy to answer your questions today.”
Agent (Kate D): “I do apologize, however, you will need a Sprint phone to receive Sprint service.”
Jon: “What’s the status of getting the Bold? I hear 1st quarter ’09, now 3Q09.”
Agent (Kate D): “I do apologize, however, Sprint does not plan to release that phone onto the Sprint network.”
Jon: “How about the Storm?”
Agent (Kate D): “Neither of the phones are Sprint phones.”
Jon: “I know they’re not Sprint phones right now. I’m wondering when/if they will be.”
Agent (Kate D): “Jon, Sprint does not plan to release either of the phones onto the Sprint network. Neither of the phones are Sprint phones.”
Jon: “That’s too bad.”
With all the news we’ve been hearing about the BlackBerry Niagara, I doubt Sprint will pass on the Bold. This is just a customer service representative who doesn’t know what’s going on with the product line.
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