Forgive us for being sparse with the details, but it appears that Rogers has just launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life (with voice and data) to have the latest UMA-enabled BlackBerry. We’ve been told that those who don’t want a 3-year commitment will be able to get the 8900 for $499.99 on 2-year with voice and data and $549 month-to-month. Other than that we know jack all because there has yet to be a press release nor has there been any internal communication to management or employees. That said, we’re confident that the 8900 is launched because it’s showing in the Rogers library — aka “the internal God” — which is where all available devices are listed.
We’ll be sure to update this post as soon as we find out what exactly is going on.
UPDATE [10:12am EST]: Game on – Rogers is indeed starting to fill retail channels and the Curve 8900 is in stock at Sales Central, sitting pretty and waiting for your telesales orders.
UPDATE [8:00pm EST]: There has been a lot of confusion today. It turns out that Rogers made a bit of a mess of a soft launch. The Curve 8900 is for sure in the Rogers system as of today and was listed as ready for activation and upgrades, but it turns out that Rogers reps have been taking orders for devices that they might not have in stock. Some people were told the device will arrive in 2-5 days, so what this all boils down to is, 1) providing you get a knowledgeable CSR you should be able to order an 8900 now and have it ship when it arrives at the warehouse, and 2) stock is being shipped to warehouses for general distribution.