Verizon customers eager to get their hands on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 might not have to wait much longer. Information leaking out of the carrier indicates that this high-end smartphone is going to debut later this week.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is very similar to the BlackBerry Tour, but with Wi-Fi added. It gives users the ability to make calls in the U.S. and abroad.
Information leaking out of Verizon says this carrier will launch the latest Bold model though its website this Thursday. It will supposedly be in Verizon stores a week later, on June 10.
Sprint introduced this smartphone two week ago.
Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 9650
The Bold 9650 has the typical BlackBerry tablet shape with a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 display above an optical trackpad and a small, but complete keyboard.
Verizon’s version will support the carrier’s voice and 3G data network, but will also be one of its few worldphones, since it will be able to make calls and connect to high-speed data networks outside of the U.S.
The model also offer Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
It runs BlackBerry OS 5 and include a suite of software for email, Web access, calendar and contacts, as well as business and entertainment applications and location-based services.
The Bold 9650’s 3.2 megapixel camera offers a flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, auto-focus and video recording.
It includes a microSD slot and is bundled with a 2 GB card, which can be easily removed and replaced with one that has up to 32 GB of capacity.
Overall, it is 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and weighs 4.8 ounces.