(Rumor) AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900, Niagara 9630, BES 5 at WES 2009

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BGR is spreading rumors again and since they’re usually pretty accurate in hindsight, I’ll repost. During WES 2009 (May 5 to 7 in Orlando, Florida), there are a few rumors we can expect to possibly come to fruition.

The first rumor surrounds the launch of the AT&T 8900 Curve. This rumor is backed by the fact that AT&T has pushed out the service books for the device, which is usually an indication of a coming launch.

Also expect the announcement of the BlackBerry Niagara 9630. The device, as seen in CB’s recent video and impressions post, is a slick looking device with dual-band 1xRTT/EV-DO from the CDMA side, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and a 2100MHz band of UMTS/HSDPA from the GSM side. The device is expected to launch in Canada late May/early June with a Verizon launch some time around June/July.

We may also see BES 5.0 get just about ready to be released. Along with this announcement, we may also see RIM come clean about OS 5.0, even though the Internet has already gotten its hands on it.

The final two rumors are sketchy but we can all hope they’ll come true. RIM might be showcasing an LTE BlackBerry device at WES. The device will likely not be available for trial, but will just be there to show that RIM is working on such a device. Nonetheless, it will be great to get confirmation that this is in the works.

Last but not least, it seems RIM might announce they’re working on a device with a 1 GHz processor. The device wouldn’t be available for 9-12 months, but it would surely be a hot item for both consumer and enterprise.


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