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BlackBerry 9930 QWERTY Slider Coming to Sprint

Sprint may be the first carrier to offer a version of the upcoming BlackBerry QWERTY slider, the BlackBerry 9930 to be exact.

Last year’s leak of a BlackBerry QWERTY slider, more specifically the BlackBerry 9900, has recently escalated to include leaked photos that reveal the phone as a vertical slider like the Palm Pre.

Moreover, one of Boy Genius Report’s sources has seen a BlackBerry 9930 with Sprint branding, meaning that Sprint could possibly get the new BlackBerry QWERTY slider first. According to BGR, the BlackBerry 9900 will be the GSM/HSPA version with support for AT&T’s 3G network.

Like most other mobile operating systems can’t just be slapped onto new form factors without facing issues to be solved, upgrades to the BlackBerry OS have been required for the OS to be stable on QWERTY sliders. There’s still no word on when the BlackBerry 9930 for Sprint will be released though.

The BlackBerry 9930 / 9900 is expected to offer BlackBerry’s new mobile Web browser which is said to be taking advantage of server-side technology to speed up the load of pages. It should also sport a touchscreen, though it’s not known whether it’ll be of the more traditional kind as opposed to the Storm’s SurePress technology.


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