Canadians Get BlackBerry Bold

By Naomi Graychase

August 21, 2008

Already available in Chile, Australia, and the UK, the BlackBerry Bold enters its first North American market.

Already available in Chile, Australia, and the UK, the BlackBerry Bold enters its first North American market.


RIM and Canadian carrier Rogers today announced the availability of the new Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Bold.

The BlackBerry Bold (aka BlackBerry 9000) will be available  to Canadian consumers from Rogers starting today for C$399.99 with any three-year voice and data plan over C$45 per month.

The new smartphone is designed for business professionals and power users. It features a newly designed, precision QWERTY keyboard, built-in GPS, and, according to RIM, “enterprise-grade” Wi-Fi.

Multimedia capabilities include a 2MP camera with video recording, which may prevent some corporate users from being able to adopt it for business use. Also included, an advanced media player for music, videos, and photo viewing.

Those who’ve gotten early peeks at the device are gushing over the reputedly “see-it-to-believe-it” display quality that is rumored to have earned the newest BlackBerry its name (“Bold”).

For more on the BlackBerry Bold, read "First BlackBerry Bolds Released" and "The Pulse of the Smartphone Market" at Wi-Fi Planet, or read these stories at our sister site, PDAStreet: "Rumor: BlackBerry Bold Later This Summer," "New OS Coming with BlackBerry Bold, Thunder," "PDAStreet: News: AT&T Sets Up BlackBerry Bold Information Site."

 Naomi Graychase is Managing Editor at Wi-Fi Planet.


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