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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Coming to Canada

The big three (Rogers, Bell, Telus) have announced they will be bringing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 to Canada.

The 9700 features a 2.44″ screen, 3.2 MP camera, wifi, and GPS.  In addition to the previous mentioned features, the 9700 replaces the roller ball with a track pad.

The Bold 2 will be  in the starting lineup for Bell and Telus’ new HSPA network, which should be ready for use in November.  The 9700 should be up for sale in November in around the $300 price mark on a 3 year term with data.


1 comment October 21st, 2009

AT&T Release White BlackBerry Bold


AT&T has released a white version of the popular BlackBerry Bold.  Like the black Bold, the white one will also feature a 2MP camera, 802.11 b/g wifi, Bluetooth, and 3G high speed voice and data.  Pricing below:

No Commitment Pricing $449.99
2-yr Contract Price $299.99
Total Due Today $299.99
Mail-in Rebate via AT&T Promotion Card† - $100.00
Price After Mail-in Rebate $199.99
You Save $250.00

Requires purchase of a $30/mo data service. 2 year contract & new activation required.


2 comments October 18th, 2009

Rogers Launches BlackBerry 8520 Curve


Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry, and Rogers Wireless are pleased to announce the launching of the BlackBerry 8520 Curve.  The all new BlackBerry Curve features:

•Trackpad–The first Blackberry with an optical trackpad, the Curve 8520 makes navigation easy
•Dedicated external media keys -access your multimedia easily and instantly
•Social Networking –If you prefer Facebook®, Flickr, Twitter or love them all, the Curve 8520 will keep you connected to all your social networks
•2.0 MP camera with video capture
•Large, Colorful Screen –Your life on-the-go –the way it was meant to be seen
•Out of the Box Mac Computer Support –Make the Mac connection
•Built-in Wi-Fi(Supports TalkSpot™)
•World Phone –Quad Band EDGE with Stereo Bluetooth™


The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is launching at the following price points:

3 year: $99.99 (voice and data)
3 year: $349.99
2 year: $399.99
1 year: $399.99
no term: $449.99


9 comments October 5th, 2009

BlackBerry App World 1.1 Released

Research in Motion launched its own application store, BlackBerry App World, at the beginning of April, four months later version 1.1 has been released.

New features for 1.1 including:

  • faster image and icon loading
  • limit search to “free” or “paid” applications
  • search for application by category
  • install applications to microSD card
  • memory indicator so you know how much free space is left

To download BlackBerry App World 1.1 you can do so one of two ways.

  1. From your BlackBerry:
    open your browser and navigate to
  2. From your desktop:
    connect your BlackBerry to your computer using the USB cable then click here
    (note: the download requires ActiveX to be enabled so you can only use Microsoft Internet Explorer)

1 comment July 31st, 2009

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8520 Video

A follow up to Howard’s post earlier today regarding T-Mobile’s announcement of the BlackBerry 8520.

MarketWire has posted the following video of the latest device from Research in Motion.  The video highlights the major features of the BlackBerry 8520: dedicated media keys, trackpad, and out of the box Mac compatibility.

Read more on the 8520 on the BlackBerry website.


Add comment July 27th, 2009

Verizon Drops Price on BlackBerry Storm

Verizon Wireless has dropped the price on the BlackBerry Storm to $99.99 after rebate on a 2 year term.  Pricing for the Storm on a 1 year or month to month term is $169.99 (after rebate) and $499.99 respectively.


Read Howard’s review of the BlackBerry Storm here.


2 comments July 20th, 2009

Telus Prices BlackBerry Tour

Consider this the official pricing for the BlackBerry Tour which should be launch on Telus Mobility next week.


$599-no term
$549-1 year term
$499-2 year term
$449-3 year term

The BlackBerry Tour will ship with a microUSB sync and charging cable, 1GB microSDTM memory card, internation roaming SIM card, stereo headset, holster, and international travel charger.

Check out “Hands on with the BlackBerry Tour” for first impressions of the latest BlackBerry device.


Add comment July 10th, 2009

Bell Launches BlackBerry Tour 9630

Bell Mobility has launched the long awaited BlackBerry Tour 9630.


The 3G BlackBerry® Tour 9630 global smartphone offers around-the-world performance. With a built-in camera and media player, you’ll be entertained, too.

Now, with BlackBerry Apps World, get one-click access to over 1,000 fun and productive applications for your smartphone. Just click the BlackBerry Apps World icon on your BlackBerry Tour 9630.

3 year contract: $249.95
2 year contract: $549.95
1 year contract: $649.95
no contract: $699.95

More at Bell.


Add comment July 10th, 2009

BlackBerry Tour, HTC Snap, and HTC Touch Pro2 ALL Coming to Telus

Three more phones were leaked in the latest BestBuy Mobile Buyer’s Guide.


Follow the ”more” link for the marketing blurbs in a larger font.

BlackBerry Tour
Launching with TELUS and Bell in July 2009, the BlackBerry Tour fits as well in your pocket as in your hand.  The user-friendly, backlit keyboard makes typing emails and working on documents easier than ever, and the 480x360px hi-res display delivers crystal-clear quality-whether you’re browsing the web, watching video or viewing pictures taken by the built-in 3.2MP camera.

HTC Snap
Launching with TELUS, keep in touch with the people who matter the most with the Snap’s Inner Circle feature.  With the press of a button you can view emails from only your closest contacts, while the Snap’s integrated life management features keep your social and work life in sync and running smoothly.

HTC Touch Pro2
Launching with TELUS, business is quicker with the Touch Pro2.  Make conference calls and instantly invite people from your contact list, or even direct from an email.  Place it on your desk and you get a professional-quality speakerphone, with clear sound quality and an adjustable tilt screen for easy viewing.


Add comment July 4th, 2009

FCC Approves BlackBerry Curve 8520, T-Mobile Get Ready

The FCC, Federal Communications Commission, has approved the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for sale in the US.


If rumors are true the latest device in the Curve lineup will be launching in July on T-Mobile.  The EDGE device will feature 256 MB internal memory, 2MP camera (no flash), a 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard, WIFI (802.11b/g), and optical trackpad (no more roller ball).

Read the application at the FCC-warning PDF!

Source: CellPhoneSignal


Add comment June 30th, 2009

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