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RIM Makes the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Official; Coming To T-Mobile, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and Telus In November -- Available For Pre-Order On Expansys

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This morning RIM made the Blackberry Bold 9700 all official. It's headed to just above everywhere in the world, carriers in North America include: AT&T and T-Mobile for USA and Rogers and Bell for Canada. The Bold 9700 comes with: a 2.44-inch HVGA display with a 480 x 360 resolution, a 3.2MP AF camera with a flash, 3G connectivity, GPS / WiFi / UMA support, an optical trackpad, 256MB of internal storage, a microSDHC card slot, a 628MHz CPU, Bluetooth 2.1, BB OS 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 1,500 mAh battery that should last 6 hours of talk time and 17 days standby on 3G.

AT&T and T-Mobile have already mentioned that they will launch it next month (November) for $199 on a 2-year contract after rebates. Rogers has mentioned that they will also launch it next month, but it'll be available for $299 on a 3-year contract. Bell mentioned that this smartphone will be one of their first handsets running on their new HSPA network - which should launch on November 3.

Update: Telus has also mentioned that they will be launching the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in November. According to Mobile Syrup, Telus plans on launching it (on their new network) for $299.99 on a 3-year contract.

Update: According to Pocket-Lint, it looks like Expansys now has the BlackBerry Bold 9700 for pre-orders. Their listing (here) states that it will be available on November 9th and it has a £419.99 ($699 USD) price tag.

[Electronista, Tmo Today]


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