BlackBerry Bold 9650 Gets FCC Approval, May Release Date in Jeopardy?

May 4, 2010, By Alex Ion

The new BlackBerry Bold 9650 just got the FCC approval, and while we’re glad that RIM’s newest device is gearing up to make its way to users, we think it’s a bit too late for the smartphone to meet a launch date this May. Basically, after getting the FCC stamp, the Canadian manufacturer has two more things to consider for the Bold 9650; carrier approval and enough stock on launch date.

While the FCC filing doesn’t say much about what’s under the hood, except for the fact that there’s EV-DO Rev. A and 850 / 1900MHz EDGE support, and an optical trackpad instead of the trackball, we do know that the keyboard on the new Bold 9650 is just as good as the one on the Tour — which means that you’ll be able to write easily, and that it will have WiFi n connectivity.

Other than that, it’s the same design, same keyboard, same OS, but with slightly different specs than other BlackBerries — it actually gets harder and harder to distinguish RIM’s mobile phones these days, don’t you think?

So what about you guys, is the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 worth looking at, or it’s just a retreading new model?

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