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Old 06-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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I see info in other forums about the Tour coming to Telus soon, then to VZW and possibly Sprint. Does anyone have a semi firm release date to Sprint? I was going to get my first BB this month, but would wait if a non-camera Tour was coming out in July. What's the latest?
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Rumor was Quarter 3 of this year, for Sprint.
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Someone from Sprint told me August.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:12 PM   #4
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Yeah its 3rd quarter from what ive heard.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:24 AM   #5
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My sources tell me that Sprint will be bought by T-Mobile before the Tour comes out.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:57 AM   #6
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My sources tell me that Sprint will be bought by T-Mobile before the Tour comes out.
Well that would be interesting.

T-Mo is GSM while Sprint is CDMA, interesting indeed.

Is Sprint really doing that bad?
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Well that would be interesting.
Just a rumor of course. ;)

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T-Mo is GSM while Sprint is CDMA, interesting indeed.
True, but they have a common frequency (1900 MHz), which would make the switch easier.

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Is Sprint really doing that bad?
Yeah, they're not doing so hot. They are really betting on the Pre.
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They are really betting on the Pre.
That's re-assuring lol.
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That's re-assuring lol.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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I would think that Verizon would be interested in Sprint.
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Yes, it would be logical for VZW to take a long and hard look at Sprint Nxtel where they can leverage synergies. However, VZW is still in deep with the AllTel merger.

A TMO purchase would make sense, if they can find the finances to pull it off. Sprint being forced to divest part of it's iDEN network in the Midwest will help.

In either case, there are a number of regulatory hurdles to overcome. As it is, we're down to four national wireless carriers - AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
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Can anyone say Monopoly... It's only a matter of time here.
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Here's the Sprint press release on the Tour:

Sprint | News Release: The New BlackBerry Tour Smartphone Launches on America's Most Dependable 3G Network to Create a Powerful Mobility Tool for Those on the Go
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I just saw that and signed up.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:53 AM   #15
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RIM aims to cross categories with BlackBerry Tour | Reuters

Also you can see it on RIMs page
BlackBerry - Tour – BlackBerry 9630 Smartphones – RIM Tour
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You guys know there is a 9630 forum now right?

just checking...
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #17
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Still rumor mill in terms of date.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:25 PM   #18
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I'll be slightly dissappointed if Sprint gets this going before VZW.
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No I suspect they are within a week from each other. VZW wants to get this moving. The next focus will be transfer Storm 1 users to Storm 2
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Sprint isnt do that bad.

Sprint Nextel Corporation Q1 2009 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha

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The company served 49.1 million customers at the end of the quarter, compared to 49.3 million at the end of 2008. This includes 35.4 million post-paid subscribers (25.3 million on CDMA, 8.9 million on iDEN, and 1.2 million Power Source users who utilize both networks), 4.3 million prepaid subscribers (3.5 million on iDEN and 800,000 on CDMA) and 9.4 million wholesale and affiliate subscribers, all of whom utilize our CDMA network.

I know Sprint lost a little over 1 million subscribers Q2 but gained 3 million. I dont see the q2 earnings posted yet on sprint.com
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