With the BlackBerry 8800 now showing as out-of-stock on the Rogers site, it’s no surprise to find out that Rogers is set to launch the BlackBerry 8820 (as had been rumoured back in May.
The BlackBerry 8820 comes with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, a QWERTY thumb keyboard and trackball navigation system, a QVGA display, 64MB of internal memory, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP/AVRCP), a microSD (microSDHC compliant) slot, and the Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry to manage all your media. It is also compatible with the Rogers Home Calling Zone service. Note that the BlackBerry 8820 does not come with a camera.
Cellphones etc. have the details of the launch. The BlackBerry 8820 will be available for as low as CAD$349 (during a special promotion) with a three-year service plan. Prices will rise to CAD$549 with a one-year service plan. It should have been available on June 18th but it has yet to show up on the Rogers web site. If you’re interested, you may want to keep a close eye on the Rogers site.