Yeah, this one sounds pretty strange to us as well. Apparently Sprint’s new CEO, Dan Hesse, let slip at his CTIA 2008 keynote that Nextel would be the recipient of a Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry by the end of this year. Last we heard, the only BlackBerry available on the ailing iDEN network was the veritably ancient 7100i, which doesn’t even feature a trackball, let alone a feature as advanced as Wi-Fi. That said, we’ve seen stranger things go down, and a modern smartphone would certainly give Nextel a bit of a shot in the arm. Again, we’re not making any promises here, but all complaints can now be directed at Mr. Forsee (though wading through a pile marked “Spring Complaints” might take you a little while).

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