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BlackBerry Bold 9700 questions answered

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When we first posted impressions of the BlackBerry Curve 9700, we asked BlackBerry Cool readers what they would like to know about the device. We have taken some time to post more pictures of this device, and answer some of your questions.
Click through to read more about the BlackBerrry Bold 9700

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available from Rogers

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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a really decent device for those that want a powerful BlackBerry, but are looking for something smaller and more modern that the Bold 9000.

We have taken a look at the T-Mobile version of the device, and to our knowledge there isn’t much different with the Rogers version.

The Bold 9700 from Rogers costs $299 on a three year contract.

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Rogers Bold 9700 available, White Bold 9000, and Camera-free Bold 9000

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Bla1ze from crackberry reports on the recently availability of the Rogers Bold 9700. The new device has “became available today for retailers to order through hardware management”. Rogers has been quietly shipping dummy devices to their retail channels, with the devices now available in the inventory to certain CSRs, how much longer before the retail Rogers Bold 9700 launch? Also available are the White Bold 9000, as well as a cameraless Bold 9000.

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Rogers Wireless profits dip albeit surge in data revenue

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Rogers has seen a dip in profits in their media and retail outlets, while at the same time they have seen an increase in wireless data revenue. This is good evidence that the carrier should be nothing more than a pipe for data, and shut down its business of selling software and even devices.

Wireless data revenue jumped 46%, to $372 million. Year-to-date, wireless data revenue has increased 42% to $982 million. Rogers Wireless posted overall revenue of $1.76 billion, a 2% increase from a year ago.

This surge in wireless data usage and revenues is a direct result of selling so many BlackBerry devices. Rogers sold more than 370,000 smartphones, the majority of which were BlackBerry, followed by iPhone with a smattering of Android.

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More dummy units arrive at Rogers retail outlets

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The white BlackBerry Bold 9000 dummy units have arrived at Rogers and we’re expecting them to go on sale in the next couple of weeks. We’re being told that there are only about 20,000 units total for all of the Rogers network so if you want a limited edition BlackBerry, this might be the one to go for.
Another pic of the Bold 9000 in white after the jump

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 shows up in stores

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UPDATE: Sorry about that, the actual device is not in stores but rather the dummy units. They will have these around for a couple of weeks before the actual units go on sale.

Our friend RogersDude69 sent us a pic of the Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 which is now in stores. A launch date was not included in the press release, but now that the device is in the store, we know it’s only a matter of time.

A closeup of the Rogers Bold 9700 after the jump

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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 pricing details

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RIM have officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and it’s one of the best devices in their product line. Of course, everyone is excited about the BlackBerry Storm 2, but they serve very different markets. The Storm 2 is a device for the consumer market, while the 9700 would be better suited for enterprise.

The official press releases for the Bold 9700 from Rogers and AT&T, included pricing for the device and they differ slightly in their promotional offerings. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available from Rogers in the coming weeks for $299.99 on a three-year voice and data activation with a minimum monthly service plan of $45.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will also be available from AT&T but for only $199.99 (pay $299.99 and receive $100 mail-in-rebate).

T-Mobile and Bell have not announced what they will be selling the device for but it’s likely to be around the same price as AT&T and Rogers. The question is whether they will force users to mail in their rebate, or offer an entirely different promotion.

Be sure to check out the T-Mobile site for the Bold 9700 as it has some incredibly ostentatious marketing.

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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is official for Rogers, Bell, AT&T and T-Mobile

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Now this is how you handle a launch. Carriers across North America have coordinated and announced the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This is going to be the best BlackBerry of 2009, hands down. The Bold 9700 is the updated version of the Bold 9000 and it is everything you loved about the first Bold, but packaged in a tighter form factor.

The carriers that have announced the device include Rogers, Bell, AT&T and T-Mobile.

We’re expecting availability around early November and until then, you can see the official site for more details.

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Rogers officially launches the BlackBerry Curve 8520

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Rogers has officially launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for $99.99 on a three-year voice and data plan. The device, as pictured above, comes in black and the violet device pictured will be available in the coming weeks.

This is a fairly cheap BlackBerry and by far the cheapest full QWERTY device, but the price doesn’t beat Wal-Mart. It should be only a matter of time until this is the first free, full QWERTY BlackBerry.

Anyone buying?

[Picture courtesy of RogersDude69]

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 Launch

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Rogers Wireless launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone today in Canada. This device sports a 2.0 megapixel camera, external media keys, WiFi, stereo Bluetooth, and quad-band EDGE. It is the first BlackBerry released with the new optical trackpad. The new BlackBerry can be had for as little as $99.99 with a three-year voice and data plan, or $449.99 without a contract.

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