Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:14

RIM and carriers to EOL some models

Written by David Stellmack


Decision made to make way for new offerings
Our sources tell us that RIM, in conjunction with some carriers in North America, is going to “End-of-Life (EOL)” several BlackBerry models to make way for new offerings. According to the whispers that we are hearing, the rationale behind this is for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is upgradability to OS 6. Several of the targeted models simply do not have enough RAM to handle an OS 6 release, or so we are told.

T-Mobile has stopped additional shipments of the Curve 8500 to retail stores as the company gets ready to launch a device from the Curve 9300 series which will arrive in the next few months. We hear that T-Mobile will as well be adding a new device from the Bold device family, but it isn’t clear yet which one that will be.

Verizon will be making several moves on their BlackBerry offerings, the first of which is to EOL both the Storm 2 and Curve 8530. The Curve 8530 should be officially EOL at Verizon starting on or about August 1st, while the Storm 2 will be EOL starting on or about August 15th. Of course, Verizon will continue to sell inventory that it has on hand.

The move by Verizon makes way for a new Curve from the 9300 family, which will replace the 8530. In addition, we hear rumors of a Storm 3 offering, but whispers as to what this might be are still uncertain at this point.

Sprint will also reportedly be making some changes to its BlackBerry offerings, but it is still unclear exactly what changes they have in store for their BlackBerry customers. As is usual with Sprint, they lag behind on getting their act together on the company’s BlackBerry offerings. Expect to hear more about their plan soon, but we hear that Sprint will likely add a 9300 series Curve offering at some point, as well.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Comments  

 
0 #1 Serge 2010-07-29 16:04
Apparently the 3td RIM is launching the 9800 slider and the "Odin"-coded Storm 3, and the Bold 9780 refresh...
 

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments