Two sites (The Boy Genius and BlackBerry Cool) are both reporting that the upcoming RIM BlackBerry Kickstart is headed to Rogers Wireless. A September launch is expected with marketing documents show that it will be targeted at young urbanites, multi-tasking women, mobile men and data virgin entrants (I’m not making this up).
The new information confirms that the Kickstart will come with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, an internal QVGA display and external 160×128 display, an updated SureType keyboard, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headset jack and a 2MP camera.
The new information also reveals that Rogers is about to rename its ‘Home Calling Zone” UMA service to ‘Rogers Talkspot.’
In what is likely a bid to confuse customers, Rogers will rename the Kickstart and offer it as the BlackBerry Pearl 8220. Does it not make sense that a completely different form factor have its own family name?
Pricing has not been disclosed but could be as low as CAD$49.99 with a three-year contract.