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BlackBerry Bold launches in Denmark


BlackBerry Bold

Our Danish friends are getting a nice little present from RIM and 3 just in time for Christmas, with the announcement of the BlackBerry Bold. By now, 5 months after its initial launch, most of you know why the Bold is such a great stocking stuffer: 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, all rolled into one slim, sexy package with a HVGA screen.

3Business is offering the BlackBerry Bold for DKK 319.20 on an 18 month contract or for DKK 1,999 straight up. You can find out more information at their website below, but make sure to check out our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review first. Merry Christmas, Danes!

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

TMN and RIM launch the BlackBerry Bold in Portugal


BlackBerry Bold

Coming straight from Lisbon, TMN and RIM jointly announced today the launch of the BlackBerry Bold in Portugal. Our Portuguese friends will love the Bold’s 3G network speed, Wi-FI capability and half-VGA screen. TMN’s launch of the BlackBerry Bold brings their total BlackBerry offering to three, with the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and BlackBerry Curve 8310 also available.

No pricing information has been posted on TMN’s website, but I’ve included a link just in case I missed it (my Portuguese is a little rusty). Interested parties can also check out our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)
TMN BlackBerry Price Plans

SlingPlayer for BlackBerry public beta coming December 30th


Anyone familiar with SlingPlayer should be chomping very excited that it will soon be available for BlackBerry. That’s right, Sling Media announced late last night that SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry will enter public beta beginning December 30th. The public beta will be available to BlackBerry users in the US, Canada and UK initially. Here’s a list of supported BlackBerrys for the public beta:

    * BlackBerry Bold
    * BlackBerry Curve 8900
    * BlackBerry 8820
    * BlackBerry Curve 8320
    * BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
    * BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Note: SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry requires OS 4.5 or higher! For more information make sure to check out http://www.slingmedia.com/go/blackberry.

Samsung hires former RIM exec Marcus Stone


Samsung has made a play to improve their enterprise market share today, naming former RIM executive Marcus Stone as the head of Smartphones UK and Ireland. Stone had held several sales and marketing positions during his seven years at RIM. Derek Williamson, Samsung’s general manager, while announcing the new hire, also addressed the need to specifically target the enterprise market.

Williamson said: ‘As we grow more rapidly within the UK smartphone market, it is critical that we assign more time and focus on this sector. We already have an exciting smartphone portfolio with an extensive range, and we have plenty more to come with some incredible products planned for next year.’

I guess there is more than one reason why RIM is hiring.

|via MobileToday|

The Phone House brings BlackBerry Bold and Pearl Flip to Spain in December


BlackBerry Bold

The final destination in our BlackBerry launch trip around the world is lovely Spain. It is here that the Phone House has announced that it will be launching both the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 later this month.

A quick search of www.phonehouse.es shows a 269 € price for the BlackBerry Bold but nothing yet for the Pearl Flip. To bide your time until launch, you can read our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review with full device specs below.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 launches in Norway


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

In our second BlackBerry launch post of the day, we jet from the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Norway. Coming straight out of Oslo, Trigcom and RIM have officially announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220.

“Trigom is pleased to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Norway, so all devoted clamshell users can benefit from the powerful BlackBerry smartphone experience that combines phone, email and messaging, multimedia and web access with the support of thousands of other mobile applications,” says Rachael Babcock, CTO at Trigcom.

Trigcom is selling the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 for what looks to be 5,198 krones (Norwegian readers please help me out with this) on a 12 month contract. You can find full BlackBerry 8220 device specs after the jump and purchasing info at the link below.


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Key Features