We got the word from several T-Mobile retail locations that the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is not on shelves right now. Whatever left over devices are hanging around can be sold, but T-Mobile is not sending any more in at all. Some employees have also told a new device is expected to come around September to make up for the 8520. Curve 9300 anyone? This isn’t huge news, but it’s a bit odd how the Fuchsia red Curve 8520 came out around the same time the white Bold 9700 did (not too long ago) and now it’s all been halted. I guess both Verizon and T-Mobile are getting rid of this device.
There’s no word on AT&T as they are hiding discreetly hopefully unveiling the 9800 Slider soon. Keep in mind they do also have a Curve 8520 on shelves but it seems to me the 8520 was not such a big hit with AT&T, but more with T-Mobile and Verizon. So what else is going to be halted soon? Will we see the Bold 9700 go away and have the 9780 take its place when OS 6 come out? Or will RIM impress us all by having OS 6 support the 9700? Back to the 8520, I guess this is it, and it will be an end of life device as well from T-Mobile.
-by Mac Jadalhack