AT&T Says Blackberry Bold Will Launch Nov. 4 For $300


Finally, AT&T (NYSE: T) says the Blackberry Bold will hit shelves on Nov. 4 for $300. The delayed launch led to suspicions that AT&T was nervous about adding another data-heavy device to its already stressed network due to the iPhone, but later other countries reported having problems with the Bold. Now it seems the kinks have been worked out and the cutting-edge Blackberry will soon make an appearance in the U.S. The RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) device is bigger than the popular Blackberry Curve, but is a work horse with a stunning quality screen, GPS and Wi-Fi, and with 1 GB of memory on board with support for a 16 GB microSD card. As far as multimedia capabilities, there’s an media player for music, videos, photos and a 2 megapixel camera with built-in flash, zoom and video recording. The Bold is part of RIM’s ongoing campaign to put out high-end devices that compete with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and the Android. RIM typically targets a more corporate crowd, but has been trying to add more consumer features to appeal to people who want one device for both. The Bold will likely help in the next period, especially after Apple reported yesterday that it sold more iPhones — 6.9 million — than RIM sold Blackberries (6.1 million) during the last quarter. Release.

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