Unofficial release dates for the Verizon BlackBerry Torch 9850 show up online

By Michelle Haag on 31 Aug 2011 03:36 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Torch 9850 on Verizon
As each carrier adds a new BlackBerry to their line-up, it's like pieces falling into place in a puzzle. The latest piece is the BlackBerry Torch 9850, landing on Verizon. New unofficial launch dates are September 8th for direct fulfillment and September 15th in store. Pricing is still unavailable at this time, but as soon as we know, you'll know. Are you holding out for the full touch screen device?

Source: OSBB via vzbuzz
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48 comments

stevepca

It's about time Verizon! Not every BB fan wants a keyboard.

kmonarq7

Mutha-flippin finally!!!!!

tigerfan5

Well we all know that Verizon certainly isn't going to be cheaper than anyone else...

yenyob

Still glad I have my 9930, best of both worlds. Glad this is finally showing up at vzw soon.

gatorboi352

The phone with the plastic screen. Awesome.

Shekeese

Just punch me in the face...

First Sprint has both phones, now Verizon...

While us lonely AT&T folks wait in the cold....

willm

Oh, but you always have the good ol' iPhoney! Hehehehe....

keith2k1

We will not be in the cold for long....plus I wouldn't give up surfing and talking at the same time.

experiment 626

Hopefully it'll be the same price as Sprint's version, $149.99. Really want the AF camera/videocam.

djdonnyk

Well at least you VZ customers had the Storms, us here on Sprint had to be patient. I guess that may be why we got it first for a change! You are going to luv it!!

willm

I'll have a Storm for sale on the 9th or 10th if you still want one.

LionOfJudah80

Did anyone else notice that it says 9/8/2010? Isn't it 2011 this year? Or are they going back in time and releasing it to make up for all of their follies??

123berryaddicted

Good catch - lol.... Had RIM released this sort of hardware a year ago, maybe the RIM stock would be doing better...

dcsappernh

Maybe the header does but the text specifically refers to September 8, 2011 and September 15, 2011, which is, of course, bloody marvellous!!!

chi-town311

It does say 2011 right below that though.

LionOfJudah80

I'm not debating that it's SUPPOSED to be 2011 - just that the retards didn't proofread!

sml20exel

Awwwww maaaan... I was hoping it was releasing tomorrow like the carrier road map said. Seven more days isn't that bad though.

RedVixen81

Get ur act together and put out this phone ASAP!

bajafj

Haaaaa! To busy looking at the 8 didn't notice the 2010.
Funny... but seriously whats taking so long.

Deathcommand

The actual source of this picture is from BlackScorpion3 from our forums.
aka BlackScorpion3 from OpenSourceBB
aka @Blkscorp33
aka King.

willm

That's cool ... but where is the screenshot from? Neither this or the vzbuzz site say where the screenshot is from. I want to see it with my own eyes.

pastorbrad

I believe it when it's in my hands. Not before.

skiingmaniac00

When I talked with our Verizon Rep about pricing he made it sound that it will probably be about what the Bold Touch is selling for....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

blkbry2010

If the QNX phones are coming out in the beginning of 2012 would u wait for them? i mean you waited this long for a new storm like phone but the ones that will come out with QNX will be 100 times better and im sure by then QNX and blackberry will have access to the whole andriod market which means finally blackberry can compete with the iphone and other driods. hopefully the new phones will have a front facing camera and 5 megapixel is plenty 8 would be nice but 5 is fine. common blackberry i think the QNX phones are ur last chance to stay in this crazy iphone/driod market. i just hope the torch 9850 for verizon will be up to par for now.
P.S. Crackberry please cover more news on the future QNX phones we need updates at least once a week!!!!!

gatorboi352

I sure am waiting for the QNX phones. Hopefully by then they will have glass screens again. I mean really, a plastic screen?!?!

scmosher

Read the OP's subject line. This thread is about Verizon's release date. A)There are lots of other threads where people are interested in the glass/plastic debate yet you choose to post about it in THIS thread...TWICE. B) If you don't like plastic, don't buy the phone...and stop bit€hing about it.

undone

the 9/8/2010 make it kind of questionable....

czibert

Finally! Goodbye 9530 (dearly beloved, but time to RIP). And no, we don't want the 9900 CrackBerry Kevin--as "amazing" as that keyboard might be to you.

Re the QNX question--yes, there is a good argument to be made that we should hold out. However, these 9530s and 9550s are getting so antiquated/slow they[re really hard to put up with anymore (dust under corners of the screen, camera lens clogged with dust). And does anyone else really believe that RIM will meet its Q1 deadline? I think more like May 2012 is realistic. Does VZW do 1 year contracts?

sidds18

i have my contract getting over in april next year with VZW.....should i wait for the QNX??
what do you think?...have storm 2 but its getting slow havent experienced os 6 either.....
pls advice.

FranzJoseph

If it`s not over until April there is a really good chance QNX phones will alrady be out. In your case I say wait

wldpig

Actually, the 2010 typo makes me believe this to be true. If we were to see Verizon advertise a picture without misleading hardware, or posts without typos, then I would say it's a fake.

LionOfJudah80

hahahaha that just made my day - it's funny cuz it's true!

maddie1128

What exactly is "direct fulfillment"?
I want to buy it on the 8th-no later............

BlackScorpion3

The pic was taken off of Verizons internal "infomanager" site. Direct Fulfillment is telesales and online ordering. I know where it cames from and that it is to be released on the dates listed above in 2011 as I took the pic this morning.

Bighead278

I'm SO EXCITED! I've been waiting for this since the device was first announced! I've been using my Storm 1 since it launched, and I absolutely LOVE it mainly due to SurePress because of my fat fingers. Unfortunately my device is getting slower and slower and its really time for an upgrade, I'm gonna miss my old S1 :(

mykelisepic

GAHHH! i just pee'd

mykel

glassofpinot

inch by inch, page by page it unfolds. The agonizing wait for Storm users. Finally we are...
at the last chapter of hopefully just a few more inches/pages.

Gilahiker

Sweet! it will be one great birthday present for this Storm 2 user!

efd2051

NICE !! The 9850 is BB of choice ...for me (capacitive screen and Global capability)
..However this has taken so long to release, I may be waiting until QNX the following Qtr.

experiment 626

Rumour is that Sprint has a White 9850 coming in October. Any chance of this happening on Verizon?

EENYC

If I buy the 9850 later this month, will the device software automatically upgarade when QNX comes out in 2012 ?

nel-rey

spoke to verizon rep on the phone and she said it will launch september 8. Its in her system loaded and she quickly asked if i wanted her to call me on that day to place the order. You all know what i said :)

This device will be huge for blackberry!