Rogers officially releases BlackBerry Bold; Could be yours for CA$399.99 on a 3-year contract

Rogers officially releases BlackBerry Bold

Well, we’ve waited for this to happen. Starting from today, you can grab the BlackBerry Bold from Rogers Wireless in Canada for $399.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice plan and three year BlackBerry data plan totalling more than $45 per month from Rogers.

Let’s recap the specs, shell we. From the official release, the Bold features are:

  • An elegant design measuring 114mm x 66mm x 15mm and weighing approximately 136 grams
  • Tri-band HSDPA and quad-band EDGE support for global roaming
  • Stunning half-VGA (480×320 resolution at 217 ppi) colour 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
  • A removable/rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery
  • DataViz Documents To Go preinstalled, enabling customers to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the smartphone
  • 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
  • Advanced media player for viewing pictures, listening to music and watching videos
  • Support for High Speed USB 2.0 enables quick file transfers between a PC and the smartphone
  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager software, which includes Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry, a powerful media manager application that allows users to easily manage media files on their computer and transfer them to the smartphone; the BlackBerry Bold also comes with the new BlackBerry Media Sync application for customers that want a simple way to sync their iTunes digital music collections with the smartphone
  • Support for downloading music directly from Rogers MusicStore
  • The Rogers Do More portal enabling access to a variety of mobile applications for business and personal use
  • Instant messaging with BlackBerry Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger
  • Support for the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application, which enables fast, streamlined and optimized mobile access to the popular Facebook social utility
  • Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, enhanced noise cancellation to offset background noise, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • BlackBerry Internet Service support that allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments with advanced security and IT controls

In the box, BlackBerry Bold buyers will also find a variety of accessories including a stereo headset, travel charger, carrying case and USB cable.

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