Canadian cell carrier Rogers today announced that the BlackBerry Bold smartphone will be available from them on August 21st.
It won’t come cheap if you’re interested in getting your hands on one, with the price being $399 with a 3-years contract.
Yes, with a 3-year contract, so you’re going to have to want one pretty bad to pick one up.
New BlackBerry Bold release dates have hit the Internet, and it looks like some carriers will be making their customers wait a bit.
According to info obtained by BlackBerryNews.com, release dates for different carriers will be as follows:
- July 29 – Rogers
- August 1 – Vodafone UK
- August 4 – T-Mobile Germany
- September 1 (or later) – AT&T
- Sometime in September – O2
Their info says that the Rogers and T-Mobile Germany dates are firm, while the others may slip a bit. In the UK, Vodafone won’t officially say anything except that it will launch before November 1, so the August 1 date is a rumor.
When the iPhone 3G launched last week in Canada, it’s price undercut some of the other smartphones being sold by Canadian telecom giant Rogers.
To help keep the Nokia N95 smartphones selling, Rogers has dropped the price of the device from $400 with a 3-year contract down to $199 with a 3-year contract.
Feature wise, the N95 really really offers a lot to users. But, from a usability perspective, the N95 and iPhone are very different so if you’re considering the N95 over the iPhone, really spend some time playing with it and make sure you really could deal with it for everyday use.
Before the first iPhone launched, this was an easier question to answer, but the iPhone is such a revolutionary product that I would have a hard time spending $199+ on any other cellphone.
Thanks to Bell Canada, Canadian cellphone users will soon be able to get their hands on the Samsung Instinct touchscreen handset that’s been reviewing so well. If they don’t mind using Bell Canada.
The Instinct will have the same custom interface as the US version so it will compete pretty well against the iPhone 3G coming to Rogers, but Bell Canada is hoping to best Rogers with their data plan pricing.
Look for the Instinct to be available in stores in Canada on August 8th for $150 with a three-year contract , $250 with a two-year contract, $400 with a one-year contract, and $450 without any contract.
According to a new rumor about the upcoming RIM BlackBerry Bold smartphone, its launch has been pushed back until sometime in August because of a software bug.
According to the rumor, there is a software bug that is causing overheating and poor battery life. So much so that AT&T won’t certify it yet.
According to BGR it is still coming to Canada’s Rogers, though, so if you’re desperate to be the first person in your office to have one looks like you’ll have to head to Canada.
UPDATE: RIM has responded to the rumor and said that it is NOT delayed and is on track for an August release, also pointing out that they never said it would be out in July. Check out the details in this post.
The upcoming BlackBerry Bold is expected to hit AT&T in the US sometime in July (although August is still a possibility), but according to a couple of tips Boy Genius Report received the Bold could be hitting Rogers Wireless in Canada even sooner.
If this is true hopefully we’ll have official confirmation from Rogers soon.
A LOT of people are very excited to get their hands on the Bold, which apparently went in to production a while ago and its software build is extremely stable, so when it comes out is apparently completely up to the carriers at this point.
Canadian GSM carrier Rogers today confirmed that the Apple iPhone was finally coming to Canada this year.
Rogers CEO and founder Ted Rogers said “we’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year…We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.”
Was the Toronto Star right with their May – June prediction? Is the trademark dispute with Comwave over the name ‘iPhone’ over? No word yet on either so stay tuned…
Believe it or not, the Apple iPhone and Nokia N95 smartphones still aren’t officially available in Canada but that may finally be changing.
The Toronto Star says that the country’s only major GSM carrier, Rogers, is getting ready to launch the iPhone sometime between May and June of this year as part of the companies upcoming campaign to promote touchscreen phones such as the LG V and HTC Touch.
One of the reasons for the delay in getting the iPhone into Canada is an onoing trademark conflict with Ontario-based service provider Comwave which offers a Voice-over-IP service called iPhone.
Meanwhile, the Nokia N95 may be showing up on Rogers by May 2nd and have all the features of the North American model including GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G data.
The price of the N95 will likely be $699 without a contract; no mention of possible Apple iPhone pricing.