BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

By Kevin Michaluk on 16 May 2008 12:41 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Bold PricingUpdate: It seems InfoSync World Just Made *BEST ESTIMATES* when posting their previous info (no actual source), so keep in mind these prices and dates are not official (it's possible they're not even close to official). But one things for certain, they've given a target for us to hope for. Now we just have to wait and see what the Bold actually hits the market at. *

Woahhh! It seems InfoSync World has gotten wind of the details on ALL OF THE 9000 Series Pricing and Release Dates.

The BlackBerry Bold should be hitting AT&T in July for $300, T-Mobile in September for $350, and Verizon and Sprint also in September for $300 (I'm assuming this is 2 year contract pricing). You can click on through for a detailed chart. Keep in mind these are not exact release dates, and we all know how popular the $xxx.95 pricing is, but if this turns out to be true it is HUGE news for us BlackBerry users.

For a device like the the Bold, I think this pricing is DIRT CHEAP AND....BIGGEST NEWS... it could be coming to a CDMA carrier in LESS THAN 12 MONTHS?!!? CRAZY. AMAZING. SO GOOD. As for off contract pricing, I'd *guess* at the $550 - $600 range.

No mention of Rogers here, but my educated hunch is they will be quick to follow AT&T (maybe two weeks later)...just as was the case with the Curve. 

[ Via Engadget

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BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

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Yes I just saw this. I am still trying to see why TMO is charging an extra $50...if it's not even going to have 3g. But none the less $350 is nothing for this device. I can't wait.

Seems highly dubious for this year. Going to have to go out on a limb and say that I don't see it happening in '08.

Thanks Kevin, good find. But I'll believe it when I see it given the CDMA carriers track record to date - especially given how long I've been hanging on for a Curve. IF its available on Sprint a year from now, that'll be a worthy upgrade for me!!

I noticed that, apparently, the T-Mobile version won't have UMA...something tells me that's wrong. I'm thinking a lot of this is just guesswork. If the prices and release dates are accurate, that's fantastic! But I'll believe it when it's confirmed by the carriers (actually, based on the CDMA versions of the Curve, even that won't do)

You're right. This website was up like same day BB announced the Bold. They're estimates on both prices and release dates. I am very confident the Bold will be out by the end of the month. Make sense actually to release it before iPhone is accounced to get people to buy it who aren't patient to wait to see how the new iPhone will be. I'd release it before iPhone 2 is announced so people don't really have a choice but to wait. And the Bold makes you drool so much you'll forget all about the week or so you'll have to wait and you'll drop the $400 for one of these Bolds. That's the price I'm estimating. $299 with new contract, $399 without.

InfoSyncWorld says the T-Mo version will have 3.6 HSDPA. Doesn't that mean it will be supporting the 1700 Mhz AWS spectrum? If so, that could be where T-Mo is pushing for the extra $50.

I'd be really impressed if those rumoured dates hold true for CDMA carriers. A new CDMA BlackBerry only 2-3 months after GSM release? UNHEARD OF! Very welcomed, but goes against all previous precedent (though there really shouldn't be any reason why RIM couldn't develop these devices concurrently, it's just a different antenna and some likely modular software!)

If I were a VZW Customer I would be RIDICULOUSLY LIVID!

If I had waited patiently to get the curve, and I finally upgraded to get it [The Curve], and lo-and-behold the Bold gets unleashed [12-x] months later.

WTF!

I serioiusly doubt VZW or Sprint for that matter will have the 9K released this year. If they do, then that's history in the making for a CDMA carrier.

This is a hot phone. Too bad I just now got the Curve, but I don't mind that the Bold may be coming out soon. My previous phones have all been basic.

i was actually told verizon isn't going to be coming out with the bold until much later, instead they going to be carrying the thunder first in 09 then releasing the bold. but it could all be b.s.

That is not right. I have been looking all over and I this the phone is coming out at around $800.00 Whatever the price is I will get it. I just moved from AT&T to Verizon to get the Pearl. I had to pay the fee to break my contract. It doesnt matter I am going to break this one if AT&T will have the Bold first I must have it.

For Verizon with the rumors and all that would make the Curve just released, the Bold in September, and the Thunder in 08 as well.

I find this doubtful.

I AGREE IF I WERE A VERIZON CUST WHO JUST PURCHASED THE CURVE AND THE BOLD IS COMING OUT IN 2 TO 3 MONTHS AND THE THUNDER SOON THER AFTER PISSED OFF PEOPLE !

I JUSTTTTTT bought the curve on VZW on sunday. i have a month to give it back, otherwise im not due for an upgrade until may 2009! :(

yeah, just got the Curve myself last month and my next upgrade is not due till 12/09 but I will buy the Bold out of contract if it is good as everyone says. Can we say addiction?? :)

Well that is some interesting news. I have to say that I'm a little suspicious of a this year release for the CDMA carriers. But why would I want to argue with a good thing with no.... absolutely no facts to support it?!

Could be a little early as far as Verizon is with their BlackBerry releases, I'd put this badboy closer to November to keep up with trend.

Only question now is do I wait for a maybe chance of this year? Or do I just go ahead get that Curvey fix I've been jonesing for?

I guess I hope it's true too...just reporting the news as we get it. Would be a huge thing though to see it released that soon, especially for CDMA users

exclusive launch for Verizon only like the Bold! Att will get the thunder or storm in 90 days just like the BOLD will go to Verizon in 90 days !

lifetime ! dont make me laugh BOYGENIUS is getting a little silly!

Lifetime exclusivity given sales quotas.. That's the kicker. If they can't move the product, RIM takes they're business elsewhere.

hmm I just bought a curve yesterday because tmobile said they weren't getting this soon... oh well jokes on me... or I can keep the curve for 30 or 60 days or whatever I get to evaluation then return it and only have a couple months for the bold :)

You have to remember the reps are trained to sell you a phone on the spot. They don't want you to wait and buy a phone later. This is why they said its not going to be available till later. never listen to a sales rep; they are just that a sales rep.

IF THIS DEVICE IS LAUNCHED WITHOUT SUPPORT FOR TMOBILE 3G IM GONE THE WAY I SEE IS THIS THE NETWORK WAS LAUNCHED ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO IN NEW YORK SO BY SEPT THE NETWORK SHOULD BE RUNNING AND EVERY MAJOR MARKET AND THEN SOME

Highly doubtful that verizon will receive the 9000 this year. If it does im breaking my current contract for sure.

Out of Luck, T-Mobile won't have 3G 48 statewide so QUICKLY before Bold arrive on sept 2008, Many tmo bb users'll be stuck with existing WIFI, EDGE and DATA network without 3G for long while. Unfortunately T-Mobile will have U.S. 3G nationwide completely in 2009 -10 for guaranty SURE!

What up everyone?

Like most of you I am too very excited about the release of the BOLD. Unfortunately for me and other Non-US residents (Mexico) we need to wait a while longer.

The only other option we have is Ebay.

What do you guys/gurls think the Ebay price for this thing is gonna be?

Saludos!

I really hope the T-Mobile version will have 3G, and if they don't I'll be really tempted to switch carrier, even though I'm happy with TMO so far....

Kevin, you have been positively orgasmic over the BB Bold....everytime I read another 'update' I am tempted to ask 'do you need a cigarette'?

yeah....i've definitely gone a bit Fan Boy over the 9000.

New Device..I just can't help it!!

But seriously...if you look at the guts in the device, it's a BlackBerry on Steroids...and i've been expecting the price to match. But if it comes in at 400 or less on a 2yr contract, that is something to get orgasmic about. at least i think so ;)

It might be dirt cheap, but if you can't learn to use it, what good is it? Blackberry has bad manuals that don't help, and all practical applications are buried very deep in menu after menu. Maybe there's something more user-friendly out there!

I have no trouble understanding how to use a BlackBerry to its fullest. There are a lot of CrackBerry 101 tutorials on the site and BlackBerry for Dummies. The best devices in life are may not appear easy to use because they pack so much more power and use than other devices. If people want a simpleton approach get a simpleton phone.

Man just bought the Curve on Verizon and damn if this comes out in 3 months I am going to be one pissed off costumer.

I do love my Curve however so oh well.

:-( You guys in the US are so lucky. It'll be ages before this thing trickles down to Aus. And then the carriers will charge a heap for it. Out of contract and outright I'd say about $1200.

For example, in Aust, the Blackberry Curve 8310 is still $610 outright, out-of-contract and unlocked.

How crazy is that? Our mobile phone market is stuffed.

I saw a comment by ATT that their 3G version of the Bold will work in Japan. Anyone know if TMO's version will? And is ATT telling the truth? Need to know, cause if TMO can't get me true global access - its time to say goodbye. Thoughts?

Hey Kevin, after your bb bold review, i am planning to buy one if i can visit the states and find one unlocked to bring down to my country...

I have a simple question. If i set the alarm and i turn OFF the phone, will it turn on and sound the alarm just like my motorola razr v3 does? This is important for me, i use the cell phone to wake up.

Since what we've heard are unofficial announcements regarding the release dates of the bold, anyone know when we can expect official dates?

Does anybody know it it will be possible to use the phone and the wireless modem at same time. So, the user can be connected to the network and having calls if necessary ?

Just got the news in UK should be coming out on the 6th of August - as a teir 5 customer for orange I get the bold free on a 18 month contract. nice

I was in the Rogers wireless store in Toronto, ontario and they mentioned that the Bold will be released sometime next week.

When I got home I called the Rogers center and they confimed it.

stay tuned. cant wait.

I HOPE THAT THE PHONE COMES OUT IN SEPTEMBER AND THE PRICING THAT I AM SEEING ON THIS WEBSITE IS GREAT. I JUS HOPE THAT SINCE THIS GUESSTIMATED IS ABOUT THE SAME AS THE REAL PRICE WHEN IT COMES OUT.