What happens when we get tidbits about new BlackBerry devices? We break them down on the Geekcast. We’ve got two this week, both milestones. We saw one caught in the wild for the first time, and we saw the other in carriers’ computer systems. Plus, perhaps you can increase the storage on your BlackBerry soon. So click on over here to hear the BBGeekcast (8 min, 0 sec) And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss future episodes!
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Are you ready for the BlackBerry Tour2? Verizon and Sprint are. This week we saw the device show up in both of their computer systems, which means we’re one step closer to launch. We still don’t know of a release date, but the word late last year was that we’d see an early Q1 release. Could be end of January, though that looks doubtful. I’d say mid-February, right around the time the Curve 8900 launched last year. Speaking of the Curve 8900, what’s this about the Cuve 8910? Where does RIM have room in the BlackBerry lineup for this? Or, more importantly, what does it bring to the table? Apparently that question is moot. The 8910, which we saw in the wild this week, looks curiously like the BlackBerry Atlas, a device rumored for an Asian release. And are you ready to do more with your BlackBerry? Samsung is ready to start producing 32GB microSD cards, which will work with later builds of OS 4.6. That covers most devices — and should even cover the Curve 8330, which is slated for an OS 5.0 upgrade. They should be available by sometime in the Spring. With that, and an extended battery, you could turn your Berry into a serious multimedia device.