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Canadian Pricing and Developer Challenges (BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 37)

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BlackBerry Cool Podcast

This week we have fun taking it to the Canadian wireless industry not only for overpricing the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers, but also for the unopposed text message charges by Telus and Bell. A lot of different upcoming devices are touched on, including the flip BlackBerry 8220 (a.k.a the Kickstart), the newly-scoped iDEN BlackBerry 8350, as well as a new feature in the BlackBerry Javelin. There’s plenty more where that came from – just hit the jump!

Click here to listen to the BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 37

iDEN BlackBerry 8350 slated for Q4 release

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BlackBerry 8350i from Sprint

The push-to-talk BlackBerry rumored to be coming from Sprint now has a face and a release date. The BlackBerry 8350i is due to drop before the end of the year, and breathe some unexpected life into the Curve brand. With the BlackBerry Javelin well on the way, you would count on RIM to leave the predecessor in the dust – not so! On top of that, the brand new –50 designation could spawn a whole slew of 8000-level iDEN BlackBerrys. As is, the BlackBerry 8350i will launch with both Wi-Fi and GPS (something only the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry 8820 have done to date), have a 2.0 megapixel camera, and run OS 4.6. Any push-to-talk users out there hankering for something like this?

(via BGR)

iDEN BlackBerry gets ID’d

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BlackBerry 7100iRemember those rumours of an iDEN BlackBerry on Sprint? Well, they haven’t died. Due out late this year, the BlackBerry 8350 will be touting WiFi (b/g) and OS 4.6.1. For those who weren’t around for it, iDEN was an old network standard that did some good stuff with push-to-talk, but was largely replaced by the GSM standard. iDEN’s been slowly dying out since, but clearly there’s still some interest in push-to-talk on BlackBerry… Anyone out there still use it?

(via BlackBerry News)