“Rogers today became the first carrier in North America to ship the BlackBerry Bold, RIM’s first smartphone to ship with 3G for GSM-based phone networks,” Electronista reports.
The device features “480×320 LCD as well as GPS, Wi-Fi, 1GB of permanent, lockable onboard storage and a two-megapixel camera,” Electronista reports.
“Rogers prices the phone at $400 when paired with a combined voice and BlackBerry data plan worth at least $45 per month. The price is roughly twice that of the $199 8GB iPhone,” Electronista reports.
“AT&T is rumored to have similar pricing for its own launch, which is expected weeks later,” Electronista reports.
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Smackdown: RIM’s BlackBerry Bold vs. Apple’s iPhone Web Browser
[Attribution: Mobile Computing Mag via Gizmodo. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]
Apple iPhone carriers Rogers and AT&T will have quite the sales pitch: “It’s here. The new BlackBerry Bold. Twice the price. Half the device.“