BlackBerry 9670 clamshell not a Verizon exclusive after all, will hit Sprint soon

The BlackBerry 9670 is the Canadian company’s first full-QWERTY clamshell. And while we’ve heard about it a few times before, it was first rumored to be a Verizon exclusive in the US. Not only that, but previous reports went so far as to state that Verizon ordered this device from RIM themselves, even creating the spec list. All in an effort to capture some hip youngster niche or the other.

However, a video showed up a couple of months ago that showcased the hardware which clearly had Sprint branding.

And today new info has surfaced that further confirms it will be headed to Sprint. This will apparently happen in “the next couple months”. There’s also a picture of a Sprint-branded 9670 floating around.

That doesn’t mean this device won’t be coming to Verizon. It’ll still hit the Big Red in the US, and probably Vodafone in other markets (if there will be a GSM version). But it looks like Sprint customers will also be able to get a taste of clamshell QWERTY. And the full type, not the SureType variety found in the Pearl Flip.

We’re fast approaching the time frame in which this smartphone was said to be announced, so that may happen any day now. And it will probably clear up all the remaining confusion about it.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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