Did Unforgettable tease us with an AT&T Bold 9900?

By Alicia Erlich on 23 Oct 2011 12:37 pm EDT
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AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900

Weekends are usually my time to catch up on chores and shows taped on my DVR. Well Saturday morning I happened to be watching this past Tuesday's Unforgettable, which airs on CBS, and wouldn't you know what popped up on my TV. I actually rewound and hit pause to make sure. Next thing I did was jump up, grab my camera, and take a shot. I do apologize if the quality is a little off. While it's unbranded there's no mistaking the AT&T logo shown on top.

So folks what do you think? Is this TV's way of letting us know the release date is coming soon like Kevin posted on Friday or just someone slipping an AT&T SIM in an unlocked device because they couldn't wait for AT&T either?  Sound off in the comments below. 

27 comments

ThatsAngel

I don't think you can 'out' something we all know is coming. It's not an "if" question; it's a "when" thing. But I think after this long wait, AT&T subscribers are pretty much expecting the same thing that happened with the Bold 9000.

Glad I left for Sprint.

Kevin Michaluk

Lol. Good point. More of a "teaser" than an out. Or an "in the wild"

Alphalucard

More likely its other carrier's or OEM set using ATnT sim card. Isn't that what would show if thats the case Kevin?

Taz.

I can unlock a 9900 and put an ATT sim card....

JerryD

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Don't need an AT&T SIM, any SIM out of coverage that IS covered by AT&T will display that. It's just the live carrier, no?

tkcdamar

I would bet an unlock....... As a CDMA VZW user......it's just nice to have device of this quality before AT&T.

Slammers08

I believe the new att bold will be H+ that one says 3g

BBThemes

yes but signal is variable isnt it upon location.
jus cant believe they cheap`d out and didnt pay for BIS

RoseBud68

has the same splash screen as the Tmobile.

UrbanGlowCam

Good find but I see so AT&T branding under the keyboard. Its coming real soon though!

gordonzhao

Kudos to the AT&T users.

Though an unlocked 9900 on AT&T would display the same "AT&T" up top wouldn't it? And no BIS connection either.

lengend

Is it just me but does the date say Sept 20?

ibcop

It does indeed. Sept 20th was a Tuesday.

Aceroller

My unlocked Telus looks exactly like that on AT&T. No branding on the bottom, and I'm sure AT&T will be branding theirs.

tuffy100

Probably just an unlocked gsm version with AT&T bands. I have that 9900.

Abrante

Did someone bite the phone on the rop right hand side? or is it a photoshop gone bad?

ibcop

Looks a little funky at the top.

Michelle Haag

I was always under the impression that tv and movie phones have the screens added post-filming, because they don't film well. Looks like in this case they also blacked out the top and bottom portions, showing the carrier and BlackBerry, as well as the speaker and LED on top.

Abrante

Gratsi for your response, makes sense!

dakid2k6

Ahhhh urgh!!!!! I want it now NOW NOW!!!!!!!

nycccemtp

Simple answer.... I was one of the #BB7FanNight twitter contest winners, took a trip to Toronto for the Fan Night party & got sent an unlocked & unbranded 9900 a few weeks later.... I'm on AT&T in NYC mine says "AT&T" and "H+"...however a few other winners I've kept up with via a BBM Group had received 9860/9850 devices which were only displaying 3G... my 9900 had trackpad issues and was replaced by RIM but both look identical.... Since I'm currently using that same wallpaper here's a screenshot

http://mypict.me/index.php?id=328561136

To be honest, i've never seen it say anything but H+, EDGE or SOS... not sure if it does uppercase and lowercase for H+, but my old 9900 would say 3G, 3g, 2G, 2g, GSM, gsm, EDGE & edge...
only a couple bars because i'm in a bad spot in my apartment, but i've never seen it say 3G
-bill @murphquake

nycccemtp

@ Michelle Haag, good lookin... mine definitely says BlackBerry above the screen and has the LED & light sensor & speaker there... my bottom space is blank though.

zensen

I hate branding on phones, so here's to AT&T actually bringing out a phone without it.

regarding the picture up top, looks like someone just put in a AT&T sim card.

4ron

Why would wait so long is beyond me. They had to get the iPhone S launched first. BlackBerry is getting the short end.

duane534

TV is so inaccurate sometimes!

#1. Five bars on AT&T?
#2. Someone rocking a Bold 9900 without BIS / BES connectivity?
#3. A Bold 9900 on AT&T from AT&T without AT&T, AT&T, AT&T slathered all over the housing?
#4. A BlackBerry user ACTUALLY using the multiple home panes?

Put it all together, I can't find the show realistic any more. :P

IAmDonFrazier

I was just watching NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? and I seen Mario Lopez using the Bold 9900 during the last 5 minutes of the show!