More Rogers BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry 8220 pricing details

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold pricing

Some fresh screengrabs from a Rogers order form is showing the BlackBerry Bold for $899.99 and the BlackBerry 8220 (a.k.a Kickstart) for $599.99, presumably unsubsidized. The final cost is looking like $275 on a three-year plan, which would put it in the same ballpark as our previous expectations of the BlackBerry 9000 matching iPhone pricing. As for the new flip BlackBerry Pearl, they’re going to have to do some serious discounting if it’s really going to hit that $50 sweet spot. The $30 6GB plan which had been previously set up to lure in iPhone customers has also been extended to all Q3 BlackBerrys. We had been a little anxious to sign on to the sweet deal, since it was slated to finish at the end of the summer, but it makes sense to keep the plan around for the BlackBerry 9000 launch. Last we heard, the BlackBerry Bold was to be available on August 19th., but that date has been pushed back so many times that it’s hard to take the rumours seriously at this point. The BlackBerry 8220 should be landing mid-September in all its flippy goodness.

(via BlackBerry News)

BlackBerry 9000 Specifications

General
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

Size
Dimensions: 114 x 66 x 14 mm
Weight: 133 g

Display
Type: 65K colors
Size: 480 x 320 pixels
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Trackball navigation
- Wallpapers

Ringtones
Type: Polyphonic, MP3
Customization: Download
Vibration: Yes
- 3.5 mm stereo headset jack

Memory
Phonebook: Yes, Photocall
Call records: Yes
Card slot: microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, up to 8 GB
- 128 MB flash memory
- 1 GB storage memory
- 624 MHz processor

Data
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G: HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
USB: Yes, v2.0

Features
OS: BlackBerry OS
Messaging: MS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser: HTML
Games: Yes + downloadable
Colors: Black
Camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video, flash
- Built-in GPS
- BlackBerry maps
- DataViz document viewer/editor
- Java
- Media player MP3/WMA/AAC+
- Video player DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp
- Organizer
- Calculator
- Voice dial
- Built-in handsfree
- Voice memo

Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by: Up to 310 h
Talk time: Up to 5 h

BlackBerry 8220 (Pearl/Kickstart) specifications on the next page…

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    Any thoughts on why they choose to do 65k colors instead of 262k or 1.3M? Does it affect battery life? Cost? Not a big difference?

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    Any thoughts on why they choose to do 65k colors instead of 262k or 1.3M? Does it affect battery life? Cost? Not a big difference?

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    Any thoughts on why they choose to do 65k colors instead of 262k or 1.3M? Does it affect battery life? Cost? Not a big difference?