One topic we’ve covered heavily on this site is prepaid BlackBerry. Maybe it’s because we have a sister site that covers prepaid wireless, but I do think it’s an interesting idea. There are some long-held belief about prepaid that just aren’t true any more. That a number of carriers now offer prepaid BlackBerry plans helps shed light on the state of the industry. We saw a couple new prepaid BlackBerry services in the news and rumor mill this week. But this time it’s from the major players. So click on over here to hear the BBGeekcast (11 min, 19 sec) And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss future episodes!
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For the most part we’ve seen prepaid BlackBerry offerings from smaller carriers. Cricket and MetroPCS both have them, but they’re regional carriers. Last week we saw Rogers unveil prepaid BlackBerry plans, and this week they made available the 8520 in conjunction. We also heard rumors of Verizon adding a BlackBerry option to its monthly prepaid offering. That makes it sound like prepaid BlackBerry could catch on. A BlackBerry running Android? In many ways it doesn’t make sense. The two platforms, after all, are seen as competitors. But if RIM and Google can find some way to integrate the BlackBerry push email system onto the Android platform, it could create an interesting new product. I don’t think it will happen, but the thought certainly is tantalizing.