BlackBerry Bold coming to AT&T on November 4th

BlackBerry Bold coming to AT&T on November 4th

Summary: The BlackBerry Bold is available now in select countries, but there have been a few delays getting it out in the U.S. It looks like that is no longer the case as AT&T just announced that the Bold will be available on Tuesday, 4 November, for as low as US$299.99 (with qualifying plan and contract).

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BlackBerry Bold coming to AT&T on November 4thThe BlackBerry Bold is available now in select countries, but there have been a few delays getting it out in the U.S. It looks like that is no longer the case as AT&T just announced that the Bold will be available on Tuesday, 4 November, for as low as US$299.99 (with qualifying plan and contract).

The BlackBerry Bold is the first 3G GSM BlackBerry available in the U.S. (there have been 3G CDMA devices with EVDO support) and takes the BlackBerry consumer focus to another level. The Bold has a 480x320 pixels resolution display, 624 MHz processor, integrated GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi, 1GB on board memory and microSD card slot for support of up to 16GB more, and 2 megapixel camera. It runs the latest version of the BlackBerry OS as well. AT&T is also throwing in support for their services, which includes TeleNav navigation, Cellular Video, and AT&T Mobile Music.

I enjoy using my BlackBerry Curve on T-Mobile, but now that I am using the T-Mobile G1 with that SIM maybe I should get a Bold to use with my AT&T SIM card. Have any readers played with the Bold yet and what do you think of the device?

Topics: BlackBerry, Hardware, Mobility, AT&T

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  • Thoughts on BlackBerry Bold

    I had the Bold for one week. I purchased an unlocked
    Rogers Bold and ran it on ATT. I have used
    BlackBerrys including the 8700 and 8300. I have also
    used WM phones like the ATT 8525 and Palm Treo 750 and
    I am currently using the iPhone.

    I was excited when the Bold was announced and had
    planned on getting one when I believed that it would
    be actually be timely released. I bought the iPhone
    3G instead.

    I did not enjoy using the Bold. Perhaps this is
    because it suffers in direct comparison with the
    iPhone. Although the screen resolution is an
    improvement over previous BlackBerrys, it simply
    doesnt compare with the screen real estate on the
    iPhone.

    The device seemed a little big to me with my
    preference being the Curve form factor and the Curve
    keyboard. While the Bold's keyboard is solid, IMHO,
    it is step backward from the Curve's keyboard which is
    sensational. The lack of space between keys makes it
    a bit tougher to type.

    The 3G and wifi on the device are nice, browsing on
    the BB Bold is not a pleasure and I preferred to
    simply get in and out quickly. The built in browser
    is an improvement over previous ones, but not worth
    using Opera.
    Justia
  • The best 'Berry to date

    I have been using the Bold with Rogers since it's release, and I have to say that it is, hands-down, the best BlackBerry I have pleasure to use. I have used every version of BB since the 950 (in some form or another).

    IMHO, the keyboard is better than the Curve's and an improvement on the 8800. The CUrve was my fav keyboard until I got my hands on this.

    The screen is a higher resolution than both previous 'berrys and the iPhone. As Justia stated, the real estate is smaller, but due to the more densely packed pixels, the images are remarkably sharper. To me, touch is not the end-all of devices, so whether it's a Storm, iPhone or G1, I'm still a fan of the keyboard that I can feel at my fingertips.

    3G is fast, but as with most 3G devices, it takes a toll on battery life. Unless you are going to be using web services (GPS nav, browsing, etc...) it migth be wise to manually flip between to 2G and 3G signals to prolong battery life.

    Multimedia and IM capabilities are top notch, and the design is tres sexy. (I love the leather back!)
    parabyte
  • RE: BlackBerry Bold coming to AT

    Read about the BlackBerry Bold, as well as the Pearl
    and Curve at this site: newBBie.com.
    kellycarter
  • RE: BlackBerry Bold coming to AT&T on November 4th

    A lot of People are going to love the BOLD, this is by far the fastest most powerful Cell phone / PDA that I have used, both in processing power, camera, and data connectivity. And to boot my Hands Free feature in my Charger Loves it. No glitches. And yes it is World Phone so anywhere you go it Works. Love the memory on board (1 gb) but the 16 gb mini SD option is fantastic. I keep my spreadsheets and PDFs here rather than my flash drive now. With WiFi and Bluetooth I can Beam you up Scotty and get you the file.
    Cal Woosnam
    woosnamc@telus.net
    Cal Woosnam