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Voice Messaging Service NextMail Coming to Sprint BlackBerrys

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Sprint Nextel has announced that it is rolling out a new service called NextMail, powered by Pacific DataVision, that will be available across all Sprint BlackBerry Curves. With NextMail, users can wirelessly dictate important messages while on-the-go, to an individual or group, by simply making a call from their cellular phone. NextMail’s messaging services allow you to speak your message, hang up, and the voice message is sent to the recipient’s email inbox as a voice-recorded mail. This service should be handy for users who are in the field and want a fast way to communicate, that’s sort of like email for PTT. NextMail costs $7.50 per month and NextMail Pro costs $19.99 per month.

Free Sprint Zone App With Account Management and App Suggestions

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Today Sprint announced the free Sprint Zone app. The app has a few components such as Account Management, News, App Suggestions and Phone Tips and Tricks. It’s sort of like an App World with carrier account management features. The Sprint Zone app is currently available on the BlackBerry Bold.
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Review of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Sprint

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The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is basically the Tour 2, but rebranded and launched as a Bold series device. The story seems to be that when the “Tour2″ was leaked soon after the launch of the original Tour, users started to complain about an update being worked on so soon after the original device was launched. The sentiment at the time was a slight resentment at the fact that Tour owners just bought a device without WiFi, and here was a new Tour with WiFi and a trackpad (something all Tour owners would have loved). In response, RIM seems to have changed the branding of the device over to a Bold, and probably pushed a Tour update down the pipe. Regardless of the branding, this is a Tour in my opinion, but I’ll refer to it as a Bold for SEO purposes.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 17th

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Yet another week in BlackBerry and this week belongs to the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650. The Bold 9650 is essentially the Tour 2, but with a Bold brand so as to not offend current Tour users. BlackBerryCool has the device in-house and it’s a really awesome piece of hardware. The Tour has an excellent form factor which is a little bigger and heavier than say the 9700, making it ideal for someone with hands that are a little bigger. Expect a full review shortly. In terms of apps, Matt is in search of the best games for BlackBerry and has been reviewing several a week. This week he reviewed Age of Empires and Boeing Bomber! for BlackBerry. Have you played any games you really liked or disliked? Let us know.

Click through after the jump to catch up on a week of BlackBerry news.
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Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 Comes Factory Unlocked

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Sprint has a great history of being open with their unlocking process and Sam over at Cellfservices tells us that the Bold 9650 will come factory unlocked. Users will be able to use EDGE on all North American GSM providers and 3G pending on the GSM frequencies of the prepaid carrier they decide to use in their country of travel.  

It’s almost certain that the Verizon Bold 9650 will not come unlocked.  None of their devices come unlocked including the older 8830 model.  Also, the first Bold 9650 Cellfservices unlocked back on January 28, 2010 (preproduction) was locked to the Verizon network.  

So if you’re looking to pick up a Bold 9650, keep in mind the Sprint version is unlocked.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Now Available from Sprint

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The BlackBerry Bold 9650 looks like it will be a great device for all those who enjoy the size and weight of the Tour. The Bold 9650 aka Tour2 is on sale for $199 with a 2-year contract online and we may see this device in stores shortly. The device specs look on par with the Bold 9700, making it a relatively powerful modern smartphone. Anyone grabbing one?

Head over to the Sprint site for more information about the Bold 9650.

Check out more BlackBerryCool coverage of the Bold 9650.