BlackBerry Bold 9700 May Not Be Released by T-Mobile as Soon as Expected

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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.

BlackBerry Bold 9700The original rumored date was Wednesday, Nov. 11, but reports now say that has moved back to Nov. 16. A reason for this delay was not given.

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.

Source: BGR



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