BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 available at Telus on August 15th

Telus BlackBerry Release Date
By Adam Zeis on 3 Aug 2011 03:50 pm EDT

What a day! Loads of new BlackBerry love all around with plenty more on the way. The latest down the tip line is this shot from Telus. From the looks of it, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 should all be available for purchase on August 15th. This holds true to the leaked roadmap we've already seen and is just a few more weeks to hold out so you can have your pick of any three of these BlackBerry 7 devices. Don't fret if you're not a Telus customer - other carriers should be pushing them out around the same time, so we'll be sure to dig deep and see what else we can find out!

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BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 available at Telus on August 15th


The new telus network is an hspa which is GSM compatible. The old network is cdma which is compatible with Verizon/sprint. Telus favors the new network in terms of new hardware. Whenever they can they choose the GSM models. So no... I am not wrong - thanks for coming out though.

You'll only get EDGE on T-Mobile

Only AT&T..

You can use any current and future Rogers, Bell or Telus BB on AT&T.

The newer GSM phones are backward compatible, so why wouldn't they work on an edge only network? I could be wrong as I don't live state side, but I do know my unlocked 9700 worked just fine on T-mobile....

Hi @123berryaddicted,

Douglas from RIM here. We love your enthusiasm! I’ve had a chance to play around with the new BlackBerry 7 smartphones, and the first thing I noticed was the improved speed and smoother web browsing. The Bold 9900 also brings to life NFC technology, which today allows you to read SmartPoster tags and pair devices – but in the future will enable mobile payments.

We love hearing how BlackBerry users are putting their smartphones to use. After you pick up your Bold 9900, share your experiences with us on Twitter (@BlackBerry) or Facebook (

Douglas, RIM Social Media Team

Friggin' saweet!!! Last I heard was like the 23rd or something for the 9860 and I was even beginning to doubt that..... So to hear they'll be available earlier is simply awesome!

*singing*... Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married..... LOL Okay, maybe not quite that far.

It's unknown if the Torch 9850 is coming to Verizon yet. So far they've been very quiet about it, which is unfortunate.