BlackBerry Bold 9700 And Curve 8520 Showing In Rogers Systems!

Bold 9700 And Curve 8520 Showing In Rogers Systems!
By Bla1ze on 11 Sep 2009 06:40 pm EDT

Boy Genius Report got a nice tip regarding the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Bold 9700 on Rogers. Both devices are now showing in the Rogers upgrade systems and while no pricing or launch dates are revealed it's still nice to see that Rogers is still in the running for both devices.

We can take a guess and say the BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be under the $100 mark when launched on Rogers but again, that's just a guess. The Bold 9700 is a different story, I'm sure we'd all like to see it roll in at $299.99 or less but with Rogers, that won't happen prepare for $399.99 canucks and make sure to have the fundage ready in October for either device. T-Mobile, AT&T, Rogers and Vodafone--who will launch the 9700 first?

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 And Curve 8520 Showing In Rogers Systems!


It is Canada's largest carrier with the most subscribers and already has the Bold and Curve 8900 for sale.

As for price, it will be 399.99 with a 3-year most likely. The Bold is still 299.99 with Rogers on a 3-year and the Curve 8900 is 224.99 on a 3-year.

It will be hard for people to upgrade because Rogers introduced a new program where people now have to finish their contracts before they can get a new upgrade at all.

I should be out of my contract just in time for the Magnum/Pluto hopefully.

The upgrade program is now "one hardware upgrade is once every 24 months"! get your facts straight before posting son!

So I was off by a year. The fact is you cannot upgrade unless you have waited 24 months. And even then, your upgrade depends on your account level and credit stored.

Just to clear something up..

Rogers has announed are press conferences and seminars that they aren't interested in having a touch berry on the carrier.

Also u don't have to finish your 3 yr to get a upgrade. You can upgrade after 2 yrs. Also the 8900 is being sold for $99 on a 3 yr plan.

"We are happy with the iPhone and the exclusivity we have so stfu consumers. HAIL ROGERS"

I don't think it's a matter of them "not wanting it", I believe there are some terms and conditions in place with their exclusivity of the iPhone which prevents them from getting it.

Wrong, the Curve 8900 is going for 199.99 on a 3-year plan at

I'm pretty sure you can get it cheaper at Best Buy or something but Rogers Corporate sells it for 199.99 on a 3-year.

It may be 99.99 at your local Rogers store, but that's because they can set whatever price they want. Corporate price is at 199.99. You can check out for the prices.

WIND mobile is launching end of this year. I don't know my tech specs too well but I believe that they will be on the AWS frequency (1710mhz?), which I THINK is what T-moblie uses in the States, but I could be way off. Anyone know if the new Blackberry's will support this or will launch with WIND?

I miss those Bell rumors. The ones that say they will also carry the 9700 once they roll out their HSPA network out west, just in time for the Olympics. Oh, I think Telus will come out with a Bang with the iPhone once their HSPA is up. No idea what Globalive/Wind will do.

With or without a contract??

If this is with a contract, how much would the phone cost from Rogers without a contract?!?

And about the upgrade program after a year, does that mean those who have been with Rogers over a year will get incentives to upgrade?

2009 10 21 - Bell Mobility introduces new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone

Bell announced today that it will offer the new BlackBerry Bold 9700, the latest 3G smartphone from RIM when our HSPA wireless network launches in November.

Ideal for business and consumers, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will operate on Bell's new network, offering top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features, as well as international roaming to 200 countries worldwide. The compact handset features a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi(R), 3.2MP camera and sharp, dazzling display.

The exterior handset design integrates a touch-sensitive trackpad and the highly tactile and distinctive keyboard found in RIM's premium full-QWERTY handsets. Chrome highlights and a leatherette back add to the new smartphone's sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch frame allow it to sit comfortably in one hand.

Features of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone from Bell Mobility will include:

Sleek design measuring 109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm and weighing just 122 grams
Sharp and dazzling 2.44" (62mm) light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)
Highly tactile, full QWERTY keyboard - with finely sculpted keys and chrome frets - for fast, accurate typing
Innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that allows intuitive and responsive navigation
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
256 MB of Flash memory
microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB cards today and is expected to support 32 GB cards when available; a 2GB card is included
Media player for videos, pictures and music, plus support for BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs, and BlackBerry(R) Media Sync for easily syncing iTunes(R) and Windows Media(R) Player music with the smartphone
A 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, dedicated volume controls, Lock and Mute keys seamlessly integrated across the top of the handset
Access to BlackBerry App World(TM), featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones; categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone
Bluetooth(R) (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
HSDPA and quad-band EDGE support for global roaming
BlackBerry(R) OS 5.0, offering users email management and calendar enhancements as well as a better browsing experience with faster JavaScript and CSS processing
BlackBerry(R) Internet Service and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server support
Removable, rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode
Operating on Bell Mobility's state-of-the-art HSPA wireless network, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone will also deliver great Bell Mobility mobile data services including GPS location, Live TV, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Unlimited NHL.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will also deliver the great mobile services customers expect from Bell Mobility such as Live TV, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Unlimited NHL.