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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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