BlackBerry Bold launches in South Africa

Coming straight out of Johannesburg, RIM and MTN jointly announced this morning the availability of the BlackBerry Bold in South Africa. The South African contingent of the BlackBerry Nation will love the Bold’s 3G, Wi-Fi and integrated GPS capabilities.

“The BlackBerry Bold exudes style and accomplishment with its glossy black exterior and satin chrome frame. Its stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard all combine to make it a phone that any power user would be proud to carry,” says Pieter Verkade - MTN SA Chief Marketing Officer.

While pricing information is not yet posted on the site, you’ll be able to find it at the link below shortly. Make sure to check out our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review as well.

BlackBerry Bold MTN South Africa

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

12 Responses to “BlackBerry Bold launches in South Africa”


  1. 1 Leigh Morum

    The problem is that neither Vodacom nor MTN have stock. The response is that there is a worldwide shortage and they haven’t received their allocation of these phones yet.

  2. 2 Gareth

    MTN have there stock already and have booked them into stock, This is known for fact. Part of there shipment came in a couple weeks ago.

  3. 3 Gareth

    Meant to mention…. Blackberry 9000 Bold R 5,309.48 Outright purchase cost.

  4. 4 Bevan

    Been waiting 2 months now and still nothing available from MTN… I am going mad.

  5. 5 Gareth

    Bevan, I urge to put your name down for one. We are currently moving them quite fast for corporates. On top of that due to the stock levels being brought in right now the sales force are pre-booking them for the corporate customers.they are here and with MTN.

  6. 6 Bevan

    I have put my name down at two mtn dealers. One in the Pavilion Durban and one at game City Durban. The guy I spoke to at the Pavilion store said I was the first one on their list… I find that hard to believe.

    The service from both these stores has been shocking… today a lady at mtn told me they would no longer be getting any more stock of the bold… I am at a point where I am now looking at the iPhone (forgive me)… I really want the bold, But I just do not know what is going on.

  7. 7 Gareth

    Yes, the stores are useless, I am afraid that is inherent for any local carrier. Its unfortunately the people and the drive they don’t seem to have. More Bold’s are coming in the new including the javelin, which mtn are putting through network testing right now. This will be the Bold Killer.To my knowledge the 8220 is also coming. Goodluck for the iPhone if you go that route Pls do your research, you may want to wait for the revised model coming in 2009 where they should iron out a lot of the issues.

  8. 8 Bevan

    Are there any other good models of Blackberry that have GPS built in available in South Africa?

    I have looked at the iphone and I was not blown away, it is has lots of toys, but seems to lack in ‘maturity’ - that is why the Bold was my first choice. Perhaps I’ll just hold on until the new BB’s arrive… maybe I should put my name down for that now!!!

  9. 9 Anton

    Hi All

    I am looking for Bold accessories in Cape Town - any suggestions

  10. 10 Gareth

    Call KNRFlatrock, I am not sure if they sell direct, if they do not they will advise the store that will have. I am not sure if they have Bold Accessories yet, what are you looking for specifically. http://www.knrflatrock.co.za - they have both a JHB and CT office.

  11. 11 Gareth

    @Bevan. GPS Models - 8800, 8110, 8310, Bold.

  12. 12 Bevan

    Thanks - I think that I have managed to secure a Bold… only time will tell.

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