RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone (Sprint) Video Unboxing
CIO.com's Al Sacco unboxes RIM's latest business handset, the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Earlier this week, Sprint became the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer Research In Motion’s (RIM) latest and greatest smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9650. The Sprint Bold is selling for $200 with a two-year service contract and after $100 mail-in rebate.
The Bold 9650 is an upgraded version of RIM’s existing BlackBerry Tour 9630, with Wi-Fi support, more application memory (528MB, up from 256MB) and a new trackpad instead of trackball for navigation.
RIM was nice enough to pass along a shiny new BlackBerry Bold 9650 for my personal perusal, and though I plan to spend some time with the device before doing a full review, I thought I’d post up a quick pre-review video unboxing.
I’ll save most of my opinions about this device for the review, but I will say this: The Bold 9650 is one sexy BlackBerry; if you liked the Tour, you’re going to love this Bold.
Read more about the Bold 9650 here, or pop on over to Sprint’s website to secure a new Bold of your own.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.