The Boy Genius Report managed to snag an early (not final) version of the dual-mode (CDMA/GSM) BlackBerry 9630 and posted some initial thoughts about the smartphone. In the report, BGR states that it's "probably the best phone we've ever used" in terms of call quality. He also likens the BlackBerry hardware to the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Bold, with a high-resolution display (480x360 pixels) and a QWERTY keyboard that's "just right." The big disappointment? No Wi-Fi.
At the end, BGR said that he's "pretty confident" that the 9630 will head to Verizon first. We can't say for sure if this is true; we haven't heard anything official from RIM or Verizon. However, if this is the case, we're pretty confident in saying that Sprint will get its own version. The big question in both cases is when. The 2009 CTIA spring show is just a few days away though (April 1-3), so hopefully we'll get more information there.