Looks like this 'Berry couldn't wait to get out of the gate, as it's live on Sprint's website, a week earlier than the scheduled May 23rd launch. Features include OS 5.0, RIM's new trackpad, a slightly revamped keyboard, and Wi-Fi, all wrapped in Bold branding. If you remember back to the good ol' Tour days, Sprint and Verizon launched the device at the exact same time. Looks like Sprint will be getting the initial glory this time around.
The $199.99 (after mail-in rebate) pricing is exactly the same as the upcoming HTC EVO 4G, which (in my mind, at least) casts a bit of doubt on high sales numbers. Then again, maybe that's why Sprint decided to jump the gun and throw it up on the website a week early. Anyone planning on picking up the 9650 today?