RIM Makes A “Bold” Move

RIM unleashed the BlackBerry Bold via Rogers Wireless today. Here are the key features you need to know about:

  • Tri-band HSDPA and quad-band EDGE support for global roaming
  • Stunning half-VGA (480×320 resolution at 217 ppi) color display with integrated lens for eye-popping definition and clarity
  • Enhanced, HTML browser delivers high performance with desktop-style depiction
  • Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g)
  • Built-in GPS with support for location based applications and services including geotagging; comes with BlackBerry Maps preinstalled
  • 1 GB on-board storage memory, as well as an externally accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot for additional storage

Other important facts can be found in this RIM press release (from which I copied the above from). Some have called the Bold an “iPhone killer.” Take it from me, it isn’t. The BlackBerry Thunder is the possible iPhone Killer. That’s due later this year. Watch for it.

Oh yeah, if you want one and you’re on Rogers, it will cost you $400 on a three year contract to be Rogers slave. Plus the $30 for 6GB of data plan that was introduced with the iPhone applies to this phone as well. Just make sure you get it by the end of the month.

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