Nov 012011
 

AT&TAT&T today announced that it will launch the BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 in November.

“Our BlackBerry enthusiasts will welcome these three new BlackBerry smartphones to AT&T’s premium smartphone lineup – the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, all-touch Torch 9860 and Curve 9360,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “From new and improved versions of BlackBerry classics to AT&T’s first-all touch BlackBerry smartphone as well as 4G models, our leading suite of BlackBerry smartphones has something for everyone – government, business and everyday consumers – at the best prices available in the market.”

AT&T already offers the BlackBerry Torch 9810, its first 4G BlackBerry smartphone, which it launched back in August.

Starting November 6th, AT&T will offer the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for US$199.99 with a two-year contract and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 for US$99.99 also with a two-year contract. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 will follow on November 20th for US$29.99 with a two-year contract.

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Sep 022011
 

SaskTelSaskTel is the latest carrier to announce that the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 are now available on its network.

SaskTel is offering the BlackBerry Torch 9860 for CA$99.99 with a three-year contract, CA$449.99 with a two-year contract, CA$499.99 with a one-year contract, and CA$549.99 with no contract. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is available for CA$49.99 with a three-year contract, CA$299.99 with a two-year contract, CA$339.99 with a one-year contract, and CA$349.99 with no contract.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 at SaskTel / BlackBerry Curve 9360 at SaskTel

Aug 262011
 

Bell MobilityHaving launched the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 earlier this month, Bell today launched two more RIM BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 (or BlackBerry Torch 9860 4G as Bell calls it) and BlackBerry Curve 9360 are now also available on its website.

Bell is offering the BlackBerry Torch 9860 for CA$129.95 with a three-year contract, CA$549.95 with a two-year contract, CA$574.95 with a one-year contract, and CA$599.95 with no contract. It is offering the BlackBerry Curve 9360 for CA$49.95 with a three-year contract, CA$299.95 with a two-year contract, CA$324.95 with a one-year contract, and CA$349.95 with no contract.

Source: Bell BlackBerry Torch 9860 / Bell BlackBerry Curve 9360

Aug 232011
 

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860Rogers Wireless has quietly launched the BlackBerry Bold 9860, RIM’s new all-touch design.

Rogers is offering the BlackBerry Bold 9860 for CA$199.99 with a three-year contract, CA$424.99 with a two-year contract, CA$474.99 with a one-year contract and CA$524.99 with no contract.

Source: CrackBerry.com

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Aug 052011
 

Rogers CommunicationsRogers yesterday announced three-year contract pricing for the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9860 and the Bold 9900. CrackBerry.com has obtained a leaked document that outlines complete pricing for the devices:

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810:
  • Three-year contract: CA$199.99
  • Two-year contract: CA$449.99
  • One-year contract: CA$499.99
  • No contract: CA$549.99
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860:
  • Three-year contract: CA$199.99
  • Two-year contract: CA$424.99
  • One-year contract: CA$474.99
  • No contract: CA$524.99
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900:
  • Three-year contract: CA$249.99
  • Two-year contract: CA$449.99
  • One-year contract: CA$499.99
  • No contract: CA$549.99

It also appears that the BlackBerry Torch 9810 will be available in Grey or White.

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Aug 042011
 

Rogers CommunicationsRogers has revealed some pricing details about the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9860, and Bold 9900. Both Torch models will sell for CA$199.99 with a three-year contract. The Bold 9900 will go for CA$249.99 again with a three-year contract.

A leaked pricing document obtained by MobileSyrup.com yesterday indicates that the Torch will also be available for CA$449.99 with a two-year contract, CA$499.99 with a one-year contract, and CA$549.99 without a contract. The Torch 9860 pricing will probably be similar with the Bold coming in slightly higher (CA$599.99?).

Rogers has not yet announced exactly when the three new BlackBerry devices will be available.

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Aug 032011
 

You can now add Rogers Wireless and SaskTel to the growing list of carriers announcing that they will soon carry the new BlackBerry devices announced by RIM this morning. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9860 and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will all be available “later this summer” according to both carriers.

As with other carrier announcements, there are specific availability and pricing details available yet.

Source: Rogers (via Twitter) and SaskTel (via Twitter)

Aug 032011
 

Bell MobilityBell Mobility is the latest Canadian carrier to announce that it will soon be offering the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9860 as well as the Bold 9900. A microsite for the Bold 9900 is now up and you can sign up to not only receive updates but also a chance to win one of five Bold 9900s that Bell will be giving away.

Recent rumours suggested that all three will be launched in August but Bell has yet to provide specific pricing and availability details.

A tweet earlier today also confirmed that Virgin Mobile Canada, a Bell flanker brand, will carry both the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the Bold 9900.

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Aug 032011
 

RIM’s press release about its new BlackBerry 7 smartphones did not cover all the specifications. Here they are now for the BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850/9860, and the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930.

BlackBerry Torch 9810BlackBerry Torch 9810 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 7
  • Cellular connectivity: GSM/HSPA+
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Display: 3.2-inch VGA
  • Input: Portrait-sliding QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, touchscreen
  • Memory: 768MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with 720p HD video recording
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1270mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 111 by 62 by 14.6 millimeters (closed) / 161 grams

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 Snapdragon
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 7
  • Cellular connectivity (9850): GSM/HSPA+
  • Cellular connectivity (9860): Dual-band CDMA and EV-DO Rev. A
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Display: 3.7-inch WVGA
  • Input: Trackpad, capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 768MB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with 720p HD video recording
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1230mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 120 by 62 by 11.5 millimeters / 135 grams

BlackBerry Bold 9900BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 7
  • Cellular connectivity (9900): Quad-band GSM and tri-band HSPA+
  • Cellular connectivity (9930): Dual-band CDMA and EV-DO Rev. A, dual-band HSPA+, and quad-band GSM
  • Other connectivity: GPS/aGPS, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Display: 2.8-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen
  • Input: QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
  • Memory: 768MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with 720p HD video recording
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1230mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 115 x 66 x 10.5 millimeters / 130 grams
  • Other: NFC support, built-in compass (magnetometer)
Aug 032011
 

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810AT&T today announced that it will soon carry the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9860, and Bold 9900. First up will be the 4G (HSPA+) BlackBerry Torch 9810 in August. The 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9860 will follow sometime later this year.

“BlackBerry customers are passionate about their smartphones – and they know to come to AT&T for the best choice,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “From being the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry solution in 1999 to the broadest lineup of 4G-capable BlackBerry smartphones this year, we’ll continue to offer our customers the leading BlackBerry portfolio in the U.S.”

Pricing and specific availability dates were not announced.

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Aug 032011
 

Research In Motion today launched three new BlackBerry smartphones: The BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860. It also relaunched the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 first announced back at BlackBerry World in May. With more than 225 carriers involved, this is RIM’s largest global launch ever.

RIM BlackBerry 7 devices

The new BlackBerry smartphones are all powered by a 1.2GHz processor and the BlackBerry 7 operating system. They all come with HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude that can be seamlessly integrated with BBM 6.

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Jul 252011
 

Research In MotionResearch In Motion this evening confirmed that it will announce new BlackBerry 7 devices tomorrow. The announcement came via Twitter:

You got it! New #BlackBerry devices are coming w/ our new OS, BlackBerry 7! Check back tmrw 4 deets on #BB7FanNight. ^CH

With all the leaks that have taken place, it is likely that RIM will announce the BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Torch 9860 (or Volt 9860?), and the BlackBerry Curve 9360.

We’ll have all the details as soon as RIM makes it all official.

Source: Twitter

Jul 112011
 

TELUSIf a new rumour turns out to be correct, TELUS will follow in Bell’s footsteps and release four new BlackBerry smartphones starting in mid-August. According to a roadmap obtained by MobileSyrup.com, TELUS will launch the following:

  • August 18th or 19th: BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900
  • August 19th: BlackBerry Torch 9810
  • August 26th: BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • Late September: BlackBerry “Bellagio” (the BlackBerry Curve 9360?)

The dates align nicely with Bell’s own, suggesting that RIM will have a busy Back-to-school season.

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Jul 102011
 

Bell MobilityA leaked internal roadmap suggests that Bell is gearing up to launch four new RIM BlackBerry devices. The devices are none other than the BlackBerry Torch 9810, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (announced back in May), the BlackBerry Torch 9860 (so much for the Volt branding?), and the BlackBerry 9360.

The first three are scheduled for late August although that RIM or Bell could delay those plans for any or all of these. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is set for a September release (a launch date that supports earlier rumours).

Rumoured BlackBerry Q3 2011 Bell roadmap

There are no details on pricing for any of these new BlackBerry devices.

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