Rogers Wireless and RIM introduce BlackBerry Bold smartphone

BlackBerry Bold

Rogers Wireless and RIM finally introduced the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone to Canada today.

From its lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, to its stunning high resolution display that must be seen to be believed, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a symbol of accomplishment and aspiration.

It’s the second time in as many months that Rogers Wireless releases a widely-anticipated device. It is also the first carrier in North America to offer the Bold. But the launch of the BlackBerry Bold which is aimed at business and high-end users did not trigger the same lineups as the Apple iPhone.

“The much
awaited BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a ‘must have’ for connoisseurs of premium products and mobile workers who want to remain connected and productive no matter where their jobs may take them,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless.

The BlackBerry Bold is powered by a 624MHz Intel processor and comes with a half-VGA (480×320) display, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)and tri-band HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100Mhz) connectivity, 128MB Flash memory and an additional 1GB on-board memory, integrated GPS, 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with full A2DP support, a 2MP camera, dual speakers, and a microSDHC expansion slot. On the software side, the BlackBerry Bold features an improved Web browser, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager with Roxio PhotoSuite 9 LE and the new BlackBerry Media Sync application which lets user sync their BlackBerry with their iTunes music collection.

The BlackBerry Bold is now available from Rogers Wireless for CAD$399.99 with a three-year service contract (minimum CAD$45/month). The price jumps to CAD$599.99 with a two-year or lesser service plan.

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