Want to get your hands on the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 smartphone before just about everyone else? It’s available today from Sprint through its Direct Ship sales channels, including Business Sales, telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web sales (www.sprint.com) while supplies last. It will be available in all remaining Sprint sales channels Sunday, May 23.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 costs $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes & surcharges excluded).
With an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features, BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone boasts a compact and highly refined design and international roaming capabilities. It operates on Sprint’s nationwide 3G Network domestically, and roams on other high-speed wireless networks around the world for reliable voice and email communication.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 provides instant access to email, calendar, contacts, robust business and entertainment applications and location-based services, leveraging the best performing wireless networks in the United States and abroad. It is also ideally suited for those who want to stay socially connected and share moments through pictures and videos over MMS and popular IM services like BlackBerry® Messenger. It also offers easy access to social networking sites like Flickr®, MySpace™ and Facebook®, with smooth integration, providing a great view of what’s happening both personally and professionally.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone operates domestically on the Sprint 3G network, and globally on 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GSM/GPRS networks where Sprint has international roaming agreements. With this smartphone, Sprint customers have the power to make or receive phone calls in more than 185 countries and access BlackBerry® data services including email, apps and Web browsing in nearly 150 countries.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 for most customers requires activation on an Everything Data plan or a Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan. Additional plan options are available for business customers. For just $69.99 per month, Sprint’s affordable Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM gives customers unlimited calling with any U.S. wireless user, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited Web, email and social networking, and unlimited GPS navigation for the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for unlimited talk only.
Fared Adib, vice president of Product Development, Sprint
“We are excited to be able to make a limited quantity of BlackBerry Bold 9650 available to our customers through our Business Sales Channel, www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1, a week earlier than expected.”
“There is a pent up demand among business customers for a powerful productivity tool like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone, and we’re really pleased that we will be able to get it out to customers even sooner than expected.”
“We recognized the desire for this great new smartphone, and worked very diligently to find a way to get BlackBerry Bold 9650 into our customers’ hands as quickly as we could.”
“BlackBerry Bold 9650 is an ideal smartphone for juggling busy personal and professional lives offers our customers fast Web browsing, downloads and streaming as well as social media and productivity enhancing applications.”
• Access to up to 10 supported email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!®, Windows Live™ Hotmail®, AOL® and Gmail™), plus BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support offering advanced security and IT administration capabilities for corporate deployments
• Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g)
• 3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, autofocus and video recording
• Sprint Music Store, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV®, Sprint Football Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
• BlackBerry® App World™ for access to thousands of applications