Verizon Wireless to end BlackBerry BOGO promotion

By on June 16, 2009 at 11:54 AM.

Verizon Wireless to end BlackBerry BOGO promotion

A few of our ninjas hit us up to let us know that Verizon’s successful Buy One Get One promotion for BlackBerry handsets will soon be ending. Instead of a BOGO deal, BlackBerry devices will be reduced in price by $50. The promotion is still available as of the writing of this post and no official ending date has provided, though we’re hearing today is actually the cutoff day. If you’ve been sleeping on snatching up a pair of BOGO ‘Berrys however, don’t despair. We’re told that Verizon will quietly continue to honor the BOGO promo through June 27th due to active advertising that couldn’t be killed in time. Sweet! Whether or not you’ll be able to convince retail reps to hook you up with BOGO Pearl Flips starting June 19th remains to be seen but we doubt it. Who are we kidding though? BOGO or not, all you care about right now is the Tour.

Thanks anonymous and KrazyVZW!

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Verizon Wireless CEO confirms BlackBerry Tour is coming soon

By on June 13, 2009 at 9:46 AM.

Verizon Wireless CEO confirms BlackBerry Tour is coming soon

Speaking at a recent Barclays Capital conference in NYC, Verizon Wireless president and CEO Lowell McAdam discussed Verizon’s upcoming handset portfolio, again. Without revealing any release dates and sticking to his “six month” time frame, McAdam said:

You will see devices like the Palm Pre and the Cousin on our network from Palm. You will see a second-generation Storm. You will see a new device we call the Tour from BlackBerry as well. That is an upscale of any other QWERTY-based devices that we have from BlackBerry today. You’ll see Motorola back into our portfolio. We feel very good about the progress that the Motorola team has made. And, yes, you’re going to see Android devices as well.

Most of this is the same old information that McAdams has been spouting about Verizon’s upcoming handsets for the last month. We already knew about the Palm Pre rumor which Verizon and Sprint have been batting about like a badminton shuttlecock. The Storm 2 has been mentioned both by RIM and Verizon, and Android has gotten a mention or two as well. The Motorola lineup is presumably initiated by the Rival which hit Verizon just after this conference. Last but not least, we have the official public acknowledgment of the Tour by a Verizon executive. Now if we can just get him to slip a release date or two — especially one that starts with tuh, tuh, T-O-U-R and ends with July…

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Leaked AT&T slide deck reveals Android, webOS, BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile goodness

By on May 25, 2009 at 7:41 AM.

Leaked AT&T slide deck reveals Android, webOS, BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile goodness

The boys over at Engadget Mobile managed to get their hands on what appears to be a slide deck showcasing just about every smartphone headed to AT&T this year. Some of the slides may be a bit off as far as launch dates are concerned but wow, what a lineup AT&T has in store for its customers. We have a few obligatory Windows Mobile devices — the HTC Fortress (Touch Pro2), HTC Warhawk (Touch Diamond2) and the HP iPAQ K3 which will run Windows Mobile 6.5. The expected BlackBerry offerings will include the Onyx, the Magnum, the Gemini and the non-flip Pearl 3G. AT&T is also expected to get the rumored Palm EOS in the latter half of the year and last but not least is the HTC Lancaster, an Android-powered QWERTY slider that steals its styling from the Touch Pro2 and makes the G1 look like a kid’s toy. Hit the jump for the individual slides with all the juicy details.

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