Leaked Wireless Giant road map shows release dates for BB 7 devices, Cyclone, Calypso, Beats and more

Wireless Giant BlackBerry Road Map
By Adam Zeis on 8 Aug 2011 11:21 am
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While the buzz over the new BlackBerry 7 devices is still going strong, we're still trying to pin down official dates for all devices across the board. A faithful reader sent in this internal road map of BlackBerry devices that was supposedly sent out to Wireless Giant retailers (aka BlackBerry Stores). The document shows off a ton of estimated release dates for all the latest devices, including the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9850/9860, Torch 9810 and even the rumored BlackBerry "Cyclone" (aka BlackBerry TV). Also on the list are Wifi Stereo devices listed as "Beats" and "Calpyso" - what these are we're not totally sure, but they could possibly be the step up from the Bluetooth Music Gateway in Wifi form. While the dates seem to vary quite a bit, they are all totally possible (we don't like AT&T not seeing the Bold 9900 or Torch 9860 until November! Yikes!!) but definitely take this at face value. In the next few weeks we'll certainly see some official dates from major carriers, so for now just let this get you thinking. 

49 comments

dsquared2

So which is the VZW 9850???

EDIT ohhh i seee

ZMc1834

The one that is set to be released on September 1st according to this leaked page. 5th one from the top.

cookney

(we don't like AT&T not seeing the Bold 9000 or Torch 9860 until November! Yikes!!)

its 9900

dcgore

No, it's not fixed yet...At&t still releasing this until November!?!.

Emu the Foo

+1 cuz I agree. But -1 for att

DrLouie

AT&T are just jerking their customers around some more.

Talons_buddy

A white Monaco coming Oct 1st. We have yet to see a leaked photo of that one!

Sprint is getting the Monaco before Verizon! WTF!!?

AutoPilot2020

and just like the white iPhone 4 its revolutionary ;)

camera531

Here's my problem with this, and all of these so called "road maps". It lists the bold and 9850 on Sprint for an August 21 release, which would be AWESOME! HOWEVER, Sprint already announced a release "this fall", which is well beyond August 21. As much as I want to believe, these things NEVER seem to be accurate. They're probably just rumors from the past that someone puts together on a "road Map" and then sends them to tech sites. I hope I'm wrong...

TivoAl

Sprint is going to charge $50 more for the same phone as Verizon?

ZMc1834

Come on don't you get it, 4 days earlier = 50 dollars more, lol.

dadathepanda

I find it hard to believe that the Bold 9930 will be $249 at Sprint and he Torch 9850 only $149... something doesn't ad up. and if this doesn't add up, then why would a release date of Aug 21st be more credible?

AutoPilot2020

could the wireless keyboard be the bluetooth one for the PB?

Marc_Paradise

You can use pretty much any modern BT keyboard with the PB today - no need to pay for an overpriced BlackBerry branded one ;)

Same applies to bluetooth mouse.

digicon

Why are the VZW dates in red ! What the hell is that supposed to mean ? ? ?

jabbs1

So they stand out from the underdogs :P

digicon

Where'd that SirHil fool go ?

tuffy100

why isnt t-mobile on the list?

Ericgonz6794

Wth? Why is the bold 9900 going to AT&T in November????

WillieLee

They want to push the Torch II.

Ericgonz6794

Oh wow. I have an iphone4 and I have been waiting all summer to switch to the bold 9900 so fuck.

LewLew23

Torch 9860 for $150? Yes :D
Torch 9860 released in November for AT&T? Bday gift to me I guess. Wish it was released sooner but atleast it's coming :)

jayemmbee

beats by dr dre related product for bb?

cl8baller

Well now I feel that I can easily say
"Screw you AT&T, you're network already pisses me off, I'm always on EDGE, you're wifi sucks, its always under maintenance, I only deal with you because you're the only wifi available in my area and my family and complicated other are on AT&T so mobile-to-mobile helps. SO, with that said, I'm buying a Rogers phone and throwing that on your system, and when I walk into your store two weeks after the Rogers release when I pay my bill, you'll walk up to me and ask if I want to upgrade and I'll show you my Bold 9900 you're taking way too much damn time to release."

Just for clarifications I do not auto-pay and I get my bill through the mail, hate me for not "going green". Also I really feel like switching to Verizon so that maybe an option, there are just some people you don't want to talk to and they'll call and talk to you for HOURS, just because you have free mobile-to-mobile.

Well that will be all.

UPDATE: "WTF?! BlackBerry Colt Q1 2012?!?"

AshDeezy

The store employees don't have any control over release dates...and I think they could care less about you unlocking a rogers 9900.

kevin1686

Come on AT&T..!!! Your killing me here..!! I want my 9900 this MONTH..!!

halifaxx11

This is the first solid indication that Verizon will be carrying the 9860. I was all set to accept the fact that they were going to pass on the device. Very interesting development.......

dcgore

At&t is missing the boat on this one. If they want to hold the torch II as an exclusive...fine. Having said that, release the 9900 at the same time. They'll have people walking into the stores buying it which in the end is what they should want.

MPLexus301

Exactly. If people want a Torch, they'll buy a Torch. If people are set on a Bold, I'm pretty sure they'll be leaving with a Bold.

What ever happened to giving people options?

mnhockeycoach99

I agree with both of you. Don't get me wrong, because I'm always rooting for RIM products....but I don't know why AT&T has such a hard on for the Torch. Cmon d*pshits...release the 9900 either at the same time as the Torch , or a couple weeks after. I'd be willing to bet that the people looking for a Torch 2 won't buy a 9900...and the people looking for a 9900 probably won't buy a Torch 2 instead. Either way though, AT&T wins because they sell a phone, along with voice and data plans.

camera531

I'll buy the 9850/9860 from ANY of the major 4 US carriers. If only any of them would release it prior to "fall", which isn't looking very likely. WTF!

maevinj

I'm sorry, I'm still finding it really hard to believe that Sprint will Launch the New BB's first..

camera531

They already officially said fall, so this "road map" is BS.

John95

Am I blind or the Blackberry 9810 will cost 49.99 at ATT?.

Peppy690

I hope the torch on verizon gets released before the 27th...... I really wanted to use the blackberry trade-up program, but it is only valid for purchases before the 27th....knowing my luck it would be the 1st of sept, like it says in the picture.

" PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: ...The new device must be purchased after May 28, 2011 and before August 27, 2011 and the used device must be shipped in within 30 days of your new device purchase..."

El Platanero

I don't see the big deal is. I'm just as excited as anybody else about these new devices but why is everybody going nuts? I mean I have the blackberry style so if anybody has the right to not want to wait its me. Point is the phones are coming out and when they do we all get to spend some cash.

To add to that, if you are one of those people waiting for the new qnx phone then you will be waiting for a while. There is no way they come out with it in Q1. The only thing you'll see then is the rumors start. If we didn't get the os 7 phones in this long of time what maks you believe that a totally new platform would be ready that soon?I mean the rumor was started at BGR. That should say it all.

crystinonfire

Anyone know anything about t-mobile dates?

lnichols

Can't wait to see what the Cyclone, Beats and Calypso all are in final form.

xenorph

Yeah so I was totally set on a 9900, but since it's not coming to at&t until november there's not much point, I guess I'll just wait for the colt

SteelHelmet

Has anyone noticed the recent-rumored BlackBerry 9790 aka Bellagio isn't listed in the roadmap? Too bad. I was waiting for this one to replace my 9700. Love the form factor!

Emu the Foo

All the anger in me about att aside, atleast it will be for sale cheaper than what I was hoping for

JerseyKurt

ok, Let me tell you why i think this is BS about the Bold 9900 on AT&T. ..this document shows the release for the Bold 9900 on Nov 20th...November 20th is a SUNDAY!! ...No way they are releasing a Blackberry on a Sunday...i hope to hell this document s a fake.

cellinator

November AT&T?! This will be the very thing that makes me switch to Verizon....been a long time coming. I'll wait for the official announcement. If it's not out before Verizon releases the 9930 I'm gone... And I've been an AT&T customer for a LONG time!

clunkmess

november? i can't wait that long, i may get the torch 2 :(

publius82

It looks like this has been pretty spot on so far. Here's to hoping the Torch 9850 comes to Verizon on September 1st. I can't wait much longer.