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AAA Revamp Mobile Website and Launch GPS Location Service on Sprint

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AAA have launched a couple of new services that are relevant to BlackBerry users including a revamped mobile site and a GPS service for automatic location detection called FindMe for Sprint customers. From the new mobile site, aaa.mobi, you can view AAA TourBook guide information, find the locations of AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities, Show Your Card and Save retailers and AAA branches offices as well as get driving directions with routing maps.

All newer BlackBerry models with GPS are compatible with the AAA FindMe GPS service. There is no application to download and all you have to do is register your phone number and AAA member number in advance at AAA.com/AAAFindMe. When you place a call for roadside assistance, your GPS location is sent directly to AAA.

Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 Arrives May 23rd for $199.99 on 2 Yr

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With the announcement of the Bold 9650, it’s great to hear the first carrier launch announcement. Sprint have announced they are going to launch the Bold 9650 on May 23rd. With less than a month to go, users will soon be able to grab a 9650 and try it out for themselves. The device will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes & surcharges excluded). Hopefully we’ll be hearing more carrier announcements soon.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Arriving on Sprint for $199

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The above document has been circulating the blogs and it shows the upcoming pricing of the Bold 9650, which is the rebranded Tour2. This device has been in the oven for a long time and it’s going to be a solid phone for any QWERTY smartphone user. The above doc shows some pricing, and I think it’s safe to assume that the price columns reflect the contract discounts. According to the sheet, sans contract will run you $449, a 2yr contract gets you $299 and with a mail-in rebate the phone would go for $199. There are also rumors that this device will launch May 16th, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Free Talk to Text App from Microsoft and Yap on Sprint

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Talk-to-Text is a free app that lets you talk your emails and SMS rather than type them. The application was developed by Microsoft using Yap’s speech recognition service and is available to all Blackberry users on the Sprint network. While I haven’t personally tried it, I have tried other apps with Yap’s speech recognition technology. Yap does a good job of translating speech to text and this app is worth a download if you drive a lot.

Download Talk-to-Text from Microsoft.

Sprint Launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red

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Sprint may to be launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red. Currently, Sprint carries the device in black and violet, and red would make the 8530 the most colorful modern BlackBerry. I’m pretty sure Sprint launched the BlackBerry Curve 8330 in a variety of colors including red, and they probably had a lot of success with the color in the past. What about a neon yellow 8530?

BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Renamed BlackBerry Bold 9650

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Mobilitysite got an email from a friend at RIM saying that the Tour 9650 is going to be launched as the Bold 9650. This is definitely a strange occurrence and it makes you wonder what’s required for something to be a part of the Bold series. Does RIM just throw these names around as they please or are there a set of standards that need to be met?

According to the email:

“Some Verizon stores did get the 9650. They were sent back for “updates”. Verizon won’t release the 9650 until the official OS 5.0 arrives for the Tour 9630. The Sprint 9650’s are having WiFi issues and Sprint is working that out. It won’t be called the Tour 2. It’s the Bold 9650.”

I can confirm that the Tour name is being dropped for Bold. If I had to guess as to why, it’s probably more to do with marketing than it is for technical reasons.