BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Official, Available Starting November
RIM has just made BlackBerry Bold 9700 official, after long months of speculations and we learn that the smartphone will be arriving internationally in November. Also, AT&T, Rogers and T-Mobile have announced that they’ll be offering the phone in the following weeks, with T-Mobile selling it for $200 and Rogers for $300.
The first price applies to a 2 year deal, while the second includes a 3 year contract with a minimum monthly voice and data plan of $45. For these prices you get a device running BlackBerry OS 5.0 on a 624 MHz CPU, plus 256MB of flash memory, a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 32GB, quad-band UMTS/HSDPA or tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, plus quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g is also on board, with UMA support and the feature list also mentions A-GPS, a 2.44 inch HVGA+ display, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, an optical trackpad and a 1500 mAh battery, providing 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time.