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Certainly Aimed For AT&T

Crunchy Frog

Dec 26, 2008, 1:40 PM
Call it the Bold Lite edition. AT&T has been depleting their current stock of Curves for some time now, no doubt to gear up for this new edition. With the Bold retailing at $299 with a 2 year contract, they need an updated BlackBerry to hit a lower price point. I have no doubt this model will be for AT&T with perhaps T-Mobile getting its own version soon.

Dec 29, 2008, 6:20 PM
At the end of November, the price of the Curve went from $199 w/ 100 rebate to $150 with a 100 rebate. Then in mid-December it went up to $180 with 100 rebate. After Xmas the price went up again to $199 w/ 100 rebate. I am not quite sure why there were so many price adjustments in a 2 month period, but it is clear that ATT wants to sell Curves. Rumor has it that the 8900 will hit tmobile first with a Feb 2009 release date. There is still no official (or unofficial) release date for the ATT network.

Dec 30, 2008, 3:02 AM
Actually, it's been confirmed that this phone is coming to T-Mobile... Very Happy

Dec 30, 2008, 3:54 PM
Any ideas for ATT!?! No word from ATT corporate.

Dec 30, 2008, 10:42 PM
AT&T to receive after T-MO since they did not receive either a Bold or Storm and neither of those high end devices are int he works. This is the New Curve and the reason they're running out of 8310s is because they're going on end of life. 8900s are in Corp Execs hands currently being tested as well as with a select few on the network team - it will offer the updated EDGE band.

or so the rumor goes... Paranoid

Jan 5, 2009, 4:13 PM
Some VPGMs have the device inhand... Words are flying around corporate, but I leave out specifics if I can.

Look, from a business prospective, if AT&T let out information that the 89xx version of the Curve was coming out, trying to sell out of the 83xx series would drop sharply. They're milking it for as long as they can.

Jan 24, 2009, 3:22 PM
i agree with the above poster. i work for an at&t reseller. our curve prices have fell a ton, and we've had lots of buy one get one free options in the last couple months. we are trying to get rid of our stock. i haven't seen a pearl in my store for lord knows how long. i'd imagine at&t will have the NEW curve and NEW pearl by the summer with some catchy tag line like, 'hot days...hotter phones' or something fun (/sarcasm) like that.

but until then i'm selling curves with my bold in the holster haha

Feb 4, 2009, 9:12 PM
Agreed. selling lots of curve atm. Good thing tmobile haven't done much advertising about the curve 8900. Great stuff.

Jan 6, 2009, 7:57 AM
the curve 8900 is really nice, but the only thing thats different in my opinion is the higher megapixel in cam and the screen. the keyboard is the same as the old curve but black... I just recently got the bold and i love it! i have no problems and 3G is great. i feel its bang for the buck.

Face it, if you get a blackberry of any kind your going to get or in some cases, required to get the data package right?? AT&T's blackberry data is $30 and $50 for unlimited data + text. If you got the curve 8900 you'll just be getting an EDGE phone... which is slower connection, not much but emails and spending that much money a month.

OR.. You can get the bold, which has 3G that gives you faster speeds, plus you can stream videos, live music, a...

Jan 13, 2009, 2:39 PM
actually, t-mobile data plans for the bbys are 25 or 35. and the wi-fi allows for faster web than the 3g. and the uma allows you to have perfect reception in any wi-fi area. and unlimited calling for 10 dollars a month. matter of preferences, actually

Jan 25, 2009, 1:57 PM
Eh, the Bold is having its own issues, such as the battery heating issues. The display is sharper on the 8900 too. And everyone I met with the Bold has turned the 3G off because AT&T's 3G speed is not a significant enough speed increase to justify the destroyed battery life that goes along with 3G. Most serious Blackberry users depend upon them for their exceptional battery life, which is not possible with 3G.
And as for data plans, you sould probably check your prices. AT&T's are close to Verizon's prices, but T-Mobile's are much cheaper. For 25 bucks you get unlimited data and 400 SMS/MMS, and for 35 you get unlimited. Not 50 bucks.

Mar 10, 2009, 5:10 PM
i think the poster was referring to AT&T prices only, not t-mobiles included.

I know t-mobs are cheaper, but its because they have a smaller coverage area across the united states as a whole. AT&T's is bigger as far as rural areas are concerned (at least from my experience.) In my opinion T-Mob is best if you live in a big city and never plan to leave.

i don't know how people you know are turning off 3G b/c on an AT&T Bold its not an option. They took it out for whatever reason.

I have the Bold, I use it constantly from morning until early in the morning the next day and I have no battery issues. I don't have WiFi turned on because I frankly don't need it. 3G gets the job done just fine.

I have not heard of battery heating ...

Feb 6, 2009, 1:22 PM
Launching with T-Mobile on 02.11.

Very Happy

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