Blackberry Bold launched in Australia

Research in Motion launch their latest Blackberry device – the Bold! Optus will be the first telco to offer the phone to business users

Research in Motion launch their latest Blackberry device – the Bold! Optus will be the first telco to offer the phone to business users

The Bold is being billed as the phone that will knock the iPhone off its perch thanks to longer battery life and an expandable memory as well as all the features that Blackberry users have grown to love.

RIM spokesman Dennis Kavelman said the Bold was designed to create handset-envy amongst high achievers.

“Our job in recent years has been to disguise this tool as something fashionable,” Mr Kavelman said. “Anybody can build toys and focus on the multimedia stuff.”

Although to be fair, the Bold has plenty of ‘multimedia stuff’ for users such as music and video players, a flash still camera, video capture and GPS. The phone has HSDPA 3G capability, a 624 Mhz processor and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Three telcos are slated to carry the phone (Optus, Telstra, 3Mobile) – although Optus has been the first to release details, with the phone due to drop in stores on August 20 for $10 per month over 24 months in conjunction with its BlackBerry $79 Cap plan.

Source: The Australian IT

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