Verizon's BlackBerry Bold 9650 is actually in stores now

You could order the Bold 9650 from Verizon all the way back in the early days of June -- but in case you needed to see the phone before buying it, you've now got an opportunity (spoiler: it's exactly what you think it is in real life). As of late last week, the phone is now available in Verizon retail stores for the same $150 on contract after rebate that you'll pay online, so pick your poison -- or, you know, hold out for a Droid X, Droid Incredible, or the like if you're ready for a clean break out of the last decade.

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