Last week, T-Mobile USA announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in November, but hasn’t named a specific date. Unconfirmed reports had placed the debut relatively early in the month, but rumors now say the release has been pushed back.
T-Mobile is going to sell the second-generation Bold for $200 with a two-year contract.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 9700
The Bold2 will have the same general design as its predecessor, including a QWERTY keyboard, but with a new look. It will be smaller than the original, and also have a slightly smaller screen, but at the same HVGA resolution. In place of a trackball will be an optical trackpad.
It is going to run BlackBerry OS 5.0 on a 624 MHz processor, and will have RIM’s standard suite of productivity and entertainment software.
This phone will include a microSD card slot, and be bundled with a 2 GB memory card for storing music, video, and other files.It will also include a 3.2 MPx camera, a GPS receiver and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be a quad-band GSM phone, with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. Naturally, the T-Mobile version will support this carrier’s unique 3G frequency. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Coming to AT&T, Too
AT&T has also announced plans to release its own version the Bold2 next month.
This carrier will also ask $200 for it, with a two-year voice and data plan and a $100 mail-in-rebate.