BlackBerry Bold 9930 hitting Verizon direct fulfillment on August 15th, in stores August 25th? [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Wondering when you're going to get in on the Bold 9930 and BlackBerry 7 action, Verizon customers? If a leaked screenshot posted by CrackBerry forum member "Chennylou" is to be believed, the wait is almost over. As you can see above, the Bold 9930 could be available from direct fulfillment (phone and web orders) as soon as August 15th, while Verizon retail stores are expected to begin offering the 9930 on August 25th.
It's definitely been a while since we've seen an all-new BlackBerry make its way to Verizon's shelves, so the news that RIM's new flagship handset will soon be launching on Big Red is pretty exciting news. There's no mention of how much Verizon's Bold 9930 is going to cost, but a recent leak revealed that Sprint is planning to charge $249.99 on-contract for its version of the 9930, so we could very well see Verizon slap its model with a similar price tag. Anyone planning on pulling the trigger?
UPDATE: And there you have it. Another internal Verizon screenshot has leaked showing that the Bold 9930 will indeed be priced at $249.99 with a two-year contract. If you'd prefer to go the contract-free route, you can expect to pony up $509.99.