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    Bold coming to VZW?

    Ok, pure speculation on this one. I have read on several sites today that VZW has some secret phone that they will release the same time as the Tour. They named it the Atlas. It was described as being close to the Tour in form, but has wifi. For awhile now, I have been keeping an eye on the posted 2009 Blackberry road map (google 2009 blackberry roadmap to view). Photos on almost every phone on that grid, has been released, so it's safe to assume that 95% of the grid is right on the money, with the exception of final release names. Now back to the Atlas. If you read the stories that are posted with the grid, they mention a HSPDA/EVDO revA Bold. I might be reaching out on a long limb here but could the Atlas, which nobody seems to ever have heard of until very recently, be the updated release name for the CDMA Bold? If so that would be sooooo sweet! Again pure speculation, but it does have some merit. I copied a link that mentions it.

    Gizmodo - Leaked 2009 Blackberry Roadmap Hints at Touchscreen Bold, Storm Slider - Blackberry 2009 Roadmap
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    This is interesting none the least, great find Mule. Hopefully VZW does release this Atlas and has WIFI, that would sell me in a heart beat..

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    Just a rumor, however, I have heard that starting in July or August VZW will open up the GSM side of their network. This will allow all GSM devices to operate on the VZW network. As of right now this is just a rumor. With the information provided in regards to the Atlas, I may be safe in speculating that this may be true. Only time will tell with VZW, I have heard so many rumors in regards to what they (VZW) are going to do that you must take each one with a grain of salt. We can only hope!

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    yeah looks like everything with the exception of the Storm slider which might have been a pipe dream at the release time of the map, has already been leaked out to the public. The names have changed on some models, or have been switched, but they are real none the less. i'm with you, if they release the Bold as the atlas, game over for me, it's mine. I've always wanted that phone, but wont go to AT&T for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mule0331 View Post
    yeah looks like everything with the exception of the Storm slider which might have been a pipe dream at the release time of the map, has already been leaked out to the public. The names have changed on some models, or have been switched, but they are real none the less. i'm with you, if they release the Bold as the atlas, game over for me, it's mine. I've always wanted that phone, but wont go to AT&T for it.
    The Bold is a nice device. I have one I use on TMO. If VZW opens up the GSM network I will port it over. Only time will tell though.

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    Bold on VZW? uummm, too many rumors but, not sure about that one....
    rumors says VZW getting an Iphone wich is a AT&T exclusive device, i dont see a second exclusive device in the US going from AT&T to VZW, unless that something is going wrong with AT&T, at least for now, but who knows i think is all about money..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    The Bold is a nice device. I have one I use on TMO. If VZW opens up the GSM network I will port it over. Only time will tell though.
    Supposedly, this will be a full CDMA version with the "world" tag, that instead of just having EDGE as the GSM side it will have full HSPDA. Who knows, lol. If it's true we may not have to wait to see if VZW opens their GSM side, fingers crossed either way!!!:bigeyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Bold on VZW? uummm, too many rumors but, not sure about that one....
    rumors says VZW getting an Iphone wich is a AT&T exclusive device, i dont see a second exclusive device in the US going from AT&T to VZW, unless that something is going wrong with AT&T, at least for now, but who knows i think is all about money..
    Out of all honesty...Its always been about the $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    Out of all honesty...Its always been about the $$$
    Amen to that! the world revolves around it. I think AT&T priced it's self out of the Bold when it first came out. Having 2 high priced phones in their line up with the Bold and Ibrick. The Bold didn't really take off like I think they'd hoped it would. That leads to "can't sell our product, we'll take it to somebody that can".:buttkick:

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    I would actually love if the BOLD came to VZW, even more so then the TOUR seeing its a beast of a phone and is a bit larger (which i wouldn't mind). This would work great with my OGER HANDS!!! And if they spec it the same as the 9000 that AT&Taint got then it would dominate!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    The Bold is a nice device. I have one I use on TMO. If VZW opens up the GSM network I will port it over. Only time will tell though.
    From a reliable source I have been told the same thing. As a matter of fact I can go one step further (without getting my source in trouble) that VZW is currently testing certain unamed phones on GSM networks trying to work out the kinks before launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Bold on VZW? uummm, too many rumors but, not sure about that one....
    rumors says VZW getting an Iphone wich is a AT&T exclusive device, i dont see a second exclusive device in the US going from AT&T to VZW, unless that something is going wrong with AT&T, at least for now, but who knows i think is all about money..
    I disagree E. One thing that is for certain is that AT&T's network sucks. I had a bold and all I can say is I got rid of faster than my iPhone. Why because dropped called after dropped call. VZW has by far the best network in the US and 80 million member waiting with open arms for new devices like the bold. These decisions are based on $$$ and so I could easily see the bold being picked up by VZW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I disagree E. One thing that is for certain is that AT&T's network sucks. I had a bold and all I can say is I got rid of faster than my iPhone. Why because dropped called after dropped call. VZW has by far the best network in the US and 80 million member waiting with open arms for new devices like the bold. These decisions are based on $$$ and so I could easily see the bold being picked up by VZW.
    As can I, and i would embrace it with open arms! Even more so then the 9630 Tour! Would love to see VZW actually get this phone, under the premise that its spec'd the same (processor along with WiFi)! :usa2:

    If this becomes true, then my direction will change again from the 9630 back to the 9000 (while i feel constantly ripped off by VZW they do have the best coverage nation wide).
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    Quote Originally Posted by REC7IFY View Post
    As can I, and i would embrace it with open arms! Even more so then the 9630 Tour! Would love to see VZW actually get this phone, under the premise that its spec'd the same (processor along with WiFi)! :usa2:

    If this becomes true, then my direction will change again from the 9630 back to the 9000 (while i feel constantly ripped off by VZW they do have the best coverage nation wide).
    If the bold does come to VZW without WiFi I am driving to Canada and whooping someone's ass.

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    If the Bold comes to verizon sure will have the adition of WiFi, and i agree with those that says att networks sucks, i use my bold on tmobile EDGE and can beat some bolds and other devices on the att's 3g network
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