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BlackBerry Bold due to hit AT&T September 12th. with $299 pricetag?

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold

No doubt all of this BlackBerry 9000 talk is driving your average American BlackBerry fanboy a little nuts since AT&T still doesn’t have it out yet - but apparently sales reps are quoting a September 12th. release date and a $299 pricetag (presumably on a 2-year plan), although there are conflicting reports that it could be as late as October 2nd. The BlackBerry Bold’s browser has been suffering from some hefty JavaScript issues, and we’re left to wonder if that’s to blame for the ongoing delayed US launch. Those rumours of a delay were certainly no joke, but it also makes sense if you take into account the big OS 4.6 patch due in September (which will hopefully fix both 3G and browser growing pains) as well as T-Mobile BlackBerry 8220 launching around the same time. AT&T needs something to punch back with, right?

(Gizmodo via BlackBerry News)

Can’t wait? BlackBerry Bold specifications behind the jump…

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold officially priced at $399.99 on 3 year plan

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Once again, Canadian subscribers get the extra-short end of the stick. The BlackBerry 9000 should be launching on August 19th for $399.99 on a three-year contract. So much for $275. Just to hammer the point home, T-Mobile is offering the Bold in Austria for the essentially the same price, but on a two-year contract. Oh yeah, and that new iPhone everyone is talking about? $299 on a three-year contract for the 16GB model.

Ugh. Well, Canadians? Is it worth that much to you? I guess we could always take Jim Prentice’s advice and choose another carrier. Oh wait, we can’t.

(via CB)

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BlackBerry Bold launch kit hits Rogers stores

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The rumours of an August 19 release for the BlackBerry 9000 in Canada are gaining some traction as launch kits including oversized versions of the BlackBerry Bold arrive at Rogers retail outlets. Previous info suggested a $275 pricetag on a three-year plan and around $1000 without contract.

(CB via BlackBerry Sync)

More pictures and BlackBerry 9000 specs after the jump…

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Orange UK to get BlackBerry Bold out before T-Mobile

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That T-Mobile BlackBerry 9000 launch last week was apparently limited to business customers only. Well, Orange will be offering the device to the public at large well beforehand - maybe as soon as August 16th., this Saturday, with rates going for around £45 monthly. The Carphone Warehouse will be right behind them, launching around the 21st. with a £40 plan. Between Vodafone, 3 Mobile, Orange, and The Carphone Warehouse, it sounds like the UK will be set for options when it comes to picking up the BlackBerry Bold. Considering features like Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA 3G, and a nice, crisp, half-VGA screen, no doubt all those carriers will have no problems finding some buyers.

(The Inquirer via Shiny Shiny)

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More BlackBerry Javelin pics emerge, reveal microSD hot-swapping

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BlackBerry Javelin

Some internal docs managed to get loose recently, giving us a closer look at the upcoming BlackBerry Javelin. The specs included with the slides confirm earlier reports of Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera, along with a screen that should match the BlackBerry Bold’s. The slides were dated in May, but the renders don’t differ much from live shots previously leaked. There are, however, some more details on how the memory card slot will work… You might have to pop the battery door, but apparently the microSD will still be hot-swappable. Maybe not as convenient as the side-loading style that’s been becoming the norm, but it still beats having to do a hard reset. Can’t wait to get one? Current rumours are pointing to a late November release.

(via CB)

Specs and pics of the BlackBerry Javelin after the jump!

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BlackBerry Thunder coming to Verizon October 13th?

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Previous word on a mid-October release for the Verizon BlackBerry 9530 has just been corroborated by a juicy leak. This spreadsheet showing the BlackBerry 9530 was accompanied by an ominous post: “Is VZW getting ready to ‘take the world by storm’ tm on October 13th?” That sounds like marketing-speak if I’ve ever heard it, and makes one wonder a bit about whether or not the BlackBerry 9530 will actually be named the Thunder or the Storm. After all, we all had a bit of a surprise when the Kickstart got dummed down to Pearl status… Whatever it’s called, the upcoming touchscreen BlackBerry has been getting just as much attention, if not more in light of its iPhone similarities. The BlackBerry Thunder Storm 9530 will be packing Rhapsody support, a fine media player and camera, along with a virtual keyboard with haptic feedback. If the BlackBerry Bold isn’t winning you over, this one might just be worth waiting for…

(via HowardForums)

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T-Mobile 3G rollout confirmed for October 1st.

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Those rumours about 3G coming to T-Mobile are getting a little more traction with this poster announcing October 1st. as the date the switch is thrown. The major American launch cities include New York, Chicago, Orlando, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angelas, Washington DC and plenty more. While the only new BlackBerry on T-Mobile’s radar in the near future is the 3G-less BlackBerry Kickstart, it does open the door for the next 3G BlackBerry to come along. Maybe the BlackBerry Bold sooner or later…?

(via TmoNews)

Full list of launch cities for T-Mobile’s 3G rollout behind the jump…

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BlackBerry Thunder due October 8th. with Rhapsody?

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BlackBerry Thunder with Rhapsody

The mid-October ballpark release for the Verizon BlackBerry Thunder has been narrowed down to the 8th., but as with any rumour, take it with a grain of salt… What’s true now might not be in two months. The same sources are also claiming that the Thunder will be packing a 3.2 megapixel camera and over-the-air Rhapsody downloads. We had heard about carrier music stores integrated with the BlackBerry 9500’s music player, and now we’ve got a name to look forward to. Rhapsody is pretty popular, second to iTunes and maybe Amazon… how many more online music outlets will plug into the BlackBerry Thunder? As for the camera, I expressed plenty of concern about its quality in last week’s podcast, so colour me relieved.

(via Fudzilla)

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Sunset BlackBerry Curve from T-Mobile due August 4th?

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T-Mobile Sunset BlackBerry 8320

Pink BlackBerrys have been increasingly popular these days, but we haven’t seen much of the elusive Sunset colour. Well, here’s a live shot of the T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 packing the newest paint job, and it’s pretty dashing. Not quite as somber a sanguine as AT&T’s crimson Curve. If the BlackBerry Bold is a bit too rich for your blood, keep your eye out for this beauty on August 4th.

(via Cellphone Signal)

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Preorder BlackBerry Bold available for $649.99

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BlackBerry Bold from Tiger Direct

The Bold hype is truly coming to a boil, what with launch parties, enterprise offers, rumored release dates, and now that Tiger Direct is offering the BlackBerry 9000 for preorder with a reasonably chunky $649.99 pricetag. Unlocked and unbranded, of course, so the price isn’t exactly uncalled for. The real downer here is that Tiger Direct’s ETA for the BlackBerry Bold is September. Aw, c’mon. Hopefully carriers will have better luck offering it sooner, but Tiger Direct is a solid option for folks who haven’t heard anything about a release in their area.

(via IntoMobile)

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