BlackBerry Niagara Rumors Abound – CDMA World Phone

EVDO Rev A - FTW! That's the one major complaint my girlfriend has about the BlackBerry - that she cant use BBM while on the phone.

via by Ronen Halevy on 3/1/09

blackberry8900 Rumors about the BlackBerry Niagara have been floating the internet this weekend. Both BlackBerry Cool & the BoyGenius both caught some details on this CDMA variant of the Javelin 8900 Curve. So far it looks like Verizon will be getting the device before Sprint and it will be sporting EVDO revision A along with quad band GSM/EDGE and UMTS 2100. (In short that means no 3G on GSM carriers in the US if you unlock it) It also looks like this device will not have Wi-Fi like the Storm which is once again just a stupid oversight.

The rumored details:

  • Looks like it will be called the 9630 but not sure if it will get the Curve moniker
  • 8900 Curve/Javelin like form factor
  • OS 4.7.1 or 5.0 based on release date
  • No Wi-Fi
  • EVDO Revision A so you can talk while the internet works with lower latency
  • GSM/GPRS/EVDO 850/900/1800/1900 & UMTS 2100
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera
  • 1400mAh battery
  • Browser with JavaScript 1.6 support

via BlackBerry Cool & BoyGenius

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