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Telefonica Now Supports Carrier Billing in App World

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RIM and Telefonica have announced support for carrier billing, giving 280 million Telefonica subscribers across 25 countries the ability to easily purchase apps from their device. We’re not sure what the total number of carriers supporting integrated billing with App World just yet, but other carriers include TELUS and AT&T. More details in the press release below.
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RIM launches the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Spain

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Telefónica and RIM have announced the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Spain. The device is available from Telefónica for 99 EUROS and select monthly plans. The Bold 9700 is available to users with the Movistar service plan for BlackBerry.

Anyone in Spain muy excited about this?

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Coming to Spain this Fall

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We’re almost at the point with these BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 releases that we might need to make a ‘FlipBerrys Around the World’ post. Telefonica announced today that it is bringing RIM’s first flip phone to Spain this fall. As such, there’s no word yet on pricing, but by way of comparison, Italian carrier TIM released the BlackBerry Pear Flip last week for 269€.

For our Spanish friends, more information on the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 can be found at http://es.blackberry.com/, or you can view the full device specs after the jump.

BlackBerry Pearl 8220 specs

BlackBerry Bold launches in Spain and Serbia

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Add two new countries to the list of places that have BlackBerry Bold availability before RIM’s largest market. Telefonica, Spain’s largest carrier, has yet to release any pricing info, but has announced BlackBerry Bold availability for its subscribers. Our Spanish friends can heat to www.blackberrybold.es for more information or read our exhaustive review linked below.

Serbians have one up on the Spaniards, however, as Serbian carrier Vip announced the release of not only the BlackBerry Bold but the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 as well through the Vodafone Office product portfolio.

“We are delighted that as a result of our ongoing relationship, Vip are extending their Vodafone Office product range to include the latest BlackBerry smartphones,” said Paul-Gerhard Itjeshorst, Executive, Vodafone Partner Market. “Mobile email is an essential tool in today’s fast-paced business world and Vip are working hard to ensure their customers in Serbia can enjoy the full benefits of the complete BlackBerry solution.”

This is pretty great news for our Serbian friends, as the country has only had Blackberry service since December of 2007. Once again, no pricing information is available, but it will eventually turn up on Vip’s BlackBerry product site.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

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Spain gets the BlackBerry 8120

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BlackBerry 8120In the same breath as the BlackBerry Unite! announcement, Telefonica has busted out the BlackBerry 8120, which is packing the same OS upgrade that we’ll be seeing on the BlackBerry 8130. Video capture is also a go on this one, which leads us to believe that it’s a feature within the OS – could a future upgrade on your Curves enable video capture?

Of course, the star of The BlackBerry 8120 Show is Wi-Fi, compatible with 802.11 b/g hardware. Gleaning from the specs in Spanish, the 8820 is 107 x 50 x 14 mm, 91g (marginally heavier than the 8100), supports WMV, WMA, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, and has a 4 hour talk time and 15 day standby battery life. It’s safe to assume that most of the specifics will closely resemble the BlackBerry 8120′s.

Take a look over here for all the details (in Spanish), or you could take a look at their splash page.

Translated specs and press release behind the jump.

BlackBerry Unite! to bring small groups together

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UniteRIM just announced some pretty interesting new PC software called BlackBerry Unite! which will be available for free starting November. BlackBerry Unite! will allow small groups of up to 5 BlackBerry users to share contact lists, calendars, remotely access media on your PC, media sharing, and remote security options (such as password setting, memory wiping, back-up, and enforcing IT policies). Sounds great, right? The downside is this is only coming out on Telefonica in Spain for now. We can only hope that we’ll be seeing this kind of bundled functionality on this side of the pond soon – for smaller operations which don’t need (or can’t afford) a full-blown 3rd. party software package, integrated functions like this would make BlackBerry the clear device of choice. Not that it isn’t already.