Tag: Wi-Fi

More Rogers BlackBerry Storm 9520 images appear

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Just after Christmas last month, we posted some internal Rogers documents showcasing the BlackBerry Storm 9520, a GSM Storm variant that will feature 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi. It appears now that the Storm 9520 is starting to peak out into public copy, as indicated by the image above. The image, sent to us by ‘Rogers Dude’ (but not RogersDude69 for some reason) appears to be part of a marketing package, meaning the Storm 9520 can’t be that far away if its on copy being sent out to stores.

Obviously, we have no release date yet for the BlackBerry Storm 9520, but we’ll see what our friends from Rogers can do.

Rogers to release BlackBerry 8320 and promotions this holiday season

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Rogers is gearing up for the holidays and they’re going to make a big push with the BlackBerry Bold and RIM’s latest addition the BlackBerry Pearl Flip. Rogers will also be releasing the BlackBerry 8320 which is a blue Curve with Wi-Fi. The device will be $99.99 on a 3 year contract.

I love the idea of the Curve finally getting Wi-Fi. With more VoIP companies hitting the market, we’re all going to be saving money on our minutes and keeping in better touch with our friends via cheap data.

These releases and promotional deals may be just what Rogers needs to win the smartphone wars this holiday season.

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BlackBerry 8350i launch date and pricing confirmed?

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BlackBerry Curve 8350i Pricing

BlackBerry 8350iWe told you on Friday that the iDEN BlackBerry Curve 8350i was going to be released at the dirt cheap price of $150 (on a 2 year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate), and now we have some visual confirmation for you, via a promotional flyer from a 3rd-party Sprint dealership. We can also now tell you to expect the push-to-talk BlackBerry on December 1st, just in time for Christmas.

You can see the full flyer after the jump. Thanks for the tip, helpful anonymous dude!

BlackBerry Curve 8350i flyer

AT&T BlackBerry Bold will launch with free Wi-Fi hotspot access

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold

We’re a little late to the party on this, but considering AT&T’s history in offering, then withdrawing free Wi-Fi for iPhone users in the past, we thought it best to give this one the weekend to see if it stuck. Our boy Al Sacco of CIO.com has posted about it though, which means it has to be true.

Last week, AT&T iPhone owners received a text message from the wireless carrier notifying them that they now have free access to any of AT&T’s 17,000 Wi-Fi hot spots across the United States in establishments like Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and McDonalds. The great news for the BlackBerry Nation, though, is that this offer will extend to BlackBerry Bold owners starting tomorrow!

AT&T subscribers: when you get your Bold tomorrow, test out the Wi-Fi and post a comment if it works or if you have any issues.

Sprint launches BlackBerry 8350i sign up page

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sprint nextel blackberry 8350i

It’s not quite the BlackBerry Storm, but I know there are still quite a few iDen fans lurking in the corners of the BlackBerry Nation. Our good friend Ronen has posted today that Sprint has launched a sign up page for their nascent Nextel BlackBerry 8350i. The page has little information other than pointing out that the BlackBerry 8350i will have both Wi-Fi and GPS to go along with its push to talk capabilities, but there is an option to sign up for email notifications about the device’s release.

Nextel fans, sound off: does this meager bit of 8530i news blunt the pain in any way of the day that shall always be known as ‘Storm Wednesday’?

Nextel BlackBerry 8530i Sign Up Page

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8320 to come in September, Telus gets red 8330

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Rogers BlackBerry 8320

Some new BlackBerry Curve release are coming to Canadian carriers Rogers and Telus. Kevin at CrackBerry is telling us that the Wi-Fi enabled, Sapphire Blue BlackBerry 8320 should make an appearance on Rogers in September, a full month ahead of the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320, priced at $150 on a three-year contract. You can also check out the new Rogers BlackBerry rate card after the jump.

In addition, Telus has just released the CDMA BlackBerry 8330 (with GPS, but no Wi-FI) in a lovely red color, to go along with their gray and pink variants. The BlackBerry 8330 is also being sold at $150 on a three-year contract. You can see more plan and pricing information on Telus’ BlackBerry 8330 product page.

(via CB, BlackBerrySync)

More BlackBerry Curve info and Rogers pricing plans