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Congratulations BlackBerry Cool on 7000 posts

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Today BlackBerry Cool passed 7,000 posts! The site is doing very well almost 5 years and 7,000+ posts later and we’re all excited about things to come.

Here are some great articles from the past:

The BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx? (For the record, we were the first to bring you this tidbit.)

T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 review, pics and comparisons

“Storm vs. iPhone: which will win?” (Weekly Contest)

And of course, best of all, is our very first post dated the January 5th, 2005:

BlackberryCool.com Now Live!

Something else you might enjoy, remember when we interviewed the Boy Genius?

The BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Boy Genius Interviewed (Pt. 1)
The BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Boy Genius Interviewed (Pt. 2)
Exclusive: Boy Genius interviewed – round 3

Looking forward to another 7,000 posts with the BlackBerry Nation!

What was your favorite BlackBerry Cool article? Comment and let us know!

WES 2009: Early Bird registration begins now!

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While some may balk at thinking about WES 2009 before we’ve even reached December 2008, those people probably do not realize that WES is where the BlackBerry ecosystem gets its bread buttered. Besides, the early bird gets the BlackBerry, as the story goes.

RIM has posted a WES 2009 PDF e-brochure and budget planning tool at www.attendwes.com that outlines the costs of attending WES. More than a price pitch, the PDF is a useful tool to help plan for the total cost of attending WES, including registration fees and estimates for flights and hotel costs.

Registration for WES opens February 2nd, 2009. You must remember to register by March 6, 2009 to receive the Early Bird $400 discount! While you’re at it, you may as well sign up to be notified of the latest WES 2009 announcements. See you at WES 2009!

WES 2009 Sponsorship Prospectus
WES 2009 Budget Planning Tool
WES 2009 e-Brochure

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BlackBerry Bold now available in Malta

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Following up on their launch of the BlackBerry Storm in the United Kingdom, Vodafone hasn’t forgotten the needs of their other subscribers. RIM and Vodafone jointly announced yesterday the launch of the BlackBerry Bold in the Republic of Malta.

Vodafone Malta Ltd Chief Executive Officer Inaki Berroeta commented, “Now that the BlackBerry Bold is available in the Maltese market, professionals have the opportunity to manage their business dealings and operations in a manner that is fast and flexible.”

Vodafone Malta is offering the BlackBerry Bold from €500 straight up to €150 on a Smart+ plan. For more information, you can head to Vodafone’s BlackBerry Bold page. Make sure to also read our exhaustive review below!

Vodafone Malta BlackBerry Bold page
The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

BlackBerry Bold launches in Pakistan

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RIM, in partnership with strategic channel partner Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), announced yesterday the availability of the BlackBerry Bold in Pakistan, via leading Pakistan telecom Ufone.

Mr. Ali Ikram from Ufone commented on the new smartphone, stating, “This elegant BlackBerry Bold smartphone from Ufone will surely delight every Pakistani tech-savvy customer as well as those who value increased productivity. This unique smartphone delivers an amazing blend of functionality, performance, usability and design – making it an ideal choice for both professionals and power users in Pakistan.”

No pricing information is available yet, so we recommend dropping by your nearest Ufone outlet for more details. You can read the full press release after the jump, as well as our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

Ufone launches BlackBerry Bold in Pakistan

Joint Venture Initiates Global Thrust for SteelCloud’s Appliances for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Press Release

SteelWork Mobile is Now Available in the Middle East and Africa Markets

SteelCloud, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of compliance-based technology solutions, today announced that it has formed a joint venture, SteelCloud Middle East & Africa Free Zone Company, with XSAT FZE, a telecommunication services company based in the United Arab Emirates. SteelCloud MEA, focused on the Middle East and Africa, will market and support SteelWorks Mobile appliances developed for BlackBerry Enterprise Server from Research In Motion.

SteelWork Mobile Press Release