BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810 now appearing in Rogers upgrade systems

Rogers HUP
By Bla1ze on 6 Aug 2011 06:54 pm EDT

Rogers has a long history of being the first Canadian carrier to launch the newest BlackBerry devices and with the announcement of the new BlackBerry 7 line we have no reason to believe that will change. In fact, we just received some more proof shall we say that Rogers is already ahead of other carriers in terms of launch for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9810.

The devices are now showing up in the hardware upgrade options. Sure, it could be that we've just not received any other carriers’ info but again, history dictates Rogers will do everything in their power to be first out the gates with the new devices. Even if Rogers doesn't arrive first -- we now know carriers across the board are getting ready. It's coming down to the final waiting period now -- the worst of which, is already over. 

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BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810 now appearing in Rogers upgrade systems


No not that long, but keeping a pessimistic view on things makes the wait all the more sweeter when it's early :P

Yeah, and I noticed that RIM FINALLY updated their website to remove the 2-year old Storm 2, older Bolds and Curves. Who'd buy a BB 5 device in August of 2011? I suppose if you're in the third world with poor 3G network coverage.

hmm wonder if i called up rogers they would confirm its in their system or even place the HUP for me?!?!

And we're still waiting for Verizon to say anything about the new BBs. Sure, Verizon, I'd love to buy a Storm 2 for $200.....Idiots.

My local store was able to pull up my HUP pricing on Friday.

I didn't know Rogers had changed their HUP eligibility again. I'm on the fence right now whether HUP pricing is worth the $60 in savings, especially if a new OS comes out to the market in less than 2 years.

Yesterday a Rogers guy showed me the blackberry 7's on his Rogers website saying... Effective date. For august 5th which was yesterday that makes no sense

have we been able to see how much these upgrade rates are? my work phone is due for an upgrade next spring but thinking i might want to eat the early upgrade cost for the "Gretzky"

rogers also has a long history in ripping off canadians in canada and that hasn't changed as well... 250 for the bold on a contract? really?

Well previous blackberry's were always in the $200+ range when first launched. Then the prices eventually dropped in the next month or two. I'm not surprised with the prices at all.

Just don't be a sucker and buy it on launch day. If you have to be one of those that just HAS to be one of the first to own it, then realize you're basically paying for the difference.