Sprint & RIM launch 8703e October 1st – updated

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More “official news”, this time thanks to CCNMatthews and their aggregator’s. The BlackBerry 8703e will make use of the “broadband-like speed” of the Sprint Power Vision Network – one that covers more than 157 million people in 216 major metropolitan areas as well as 486 airports across the nation.

“The BlackBerry 8703e running on the Sprint Power Vision Network is a high-performance productivity tool. It is easy to use, yet provides industry leading functionality and exceptional flexibility for people on the go,” said Larry Conlee, Chief Operating Officer, at RIM.

The BlackBerry 8703e will be available Oct. 1, 2006, through Sprint business and indirect sales channels, at Sprint retail locations, and online at www.sprintbizstore.com for $349.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement. Additional rebates may apply.

UPDATE: RIM finally posted the official press release here.