Blackberry 9630 first review
via Boy Genius Report
You can literally think of the BlackBerry 9630 as a BlackBerry Storm with a QWERTY keyboard. It?s that exact. From the cell radios (quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, single band UMTS/HSDPA, 1X/EVDO) to even the layout of the keys on the side, it?s almost identical. It definitely follows RIM?s styling cues from the Curve 8900 and obviously the Storm as well. This will be tough for people contemplating switching to Verizon because it offers 90% of what every BlackBerry user has dreamed and it?s on the nation?s best network.
You know where we?re going here, don?t you? Wi-Fi. Verizon told us they really looked forward to releasing BlackBerry devices with Wi-Fi, blah, blah, blah. Cutting it short, as you all know, the 9630 doesn?t have Wi-Fi. There were rumors of pre-release devices floating around with Wi-Fi, and that obviously clears up any ?technical? limitations (seriously, do you honestly think ?we can?t fit it on the circuit board? is an excuse anymore?. This blunder is on Verizon?s shoulders, RIM, we excuse you this time.