Rogers BlackBerry Bold Invite - Thursday, August 21st!!

By Kevin Michaluk on 18 Aug 2008 10:37 am
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Rogers Invite

Update: Definitely will be this Thursday. Check the PRESS RELEASE! **

Looks like Canadians may just see the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers before this week is through. The invite above spills the details... let's hope this launch party is accompanied with others across the country and signifies the nationwide availablility of the Bold!

We heard the Bold received its final certification by Rogers this past Friday, which typically means it should be available for dealers to order a few days later, and then add another day or two for them to take delivery. So if it is not quite available at all locations by Thursday we won't get too upset, as it should be everywhere soon.

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Topics: News & Rumors

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18 comments

Anonymous

"it's"!="its".. you Canadians spell like crap.

Anonymous

It's
"It's" is a contraction. It is short for "it is" (or occasionally for "it has"). It's not a way to ascribe a property to some "it". Yes, I know that this would make sense given that the general rule for forming a possessive is to tack on "'s": fool's errand, brewer's yeast, horse's ass. "It's" is an exception to this rule, and I honestly apologize on behalf of the infuriating English language. I didn't invent this stupid rule, but it's hardwired into my brain like gender of nouns to French speakers.

Examples:

It's a small world, after all. It's a small world, after all. It's a small world, after all. It's a small world, after all.
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about.
Well, it's been a long, been a long, been a long, been a long day.

Its
"Its" is a possessive pronoun. Its interpretation is something like "that which belongs to it", where "it" stands for some previously defined object. In the previous sentence, the object being referred to is the word "its", and the thing that belongs to it is its interpretation.

Examples:

He left it dead, and with its head he went galumphing back
Love rears its ugly head.

Using them correctly
With practice, it's easy to tell these two devilish words apart. To help you keep them separate, here are some handy tips:

* Try replacing your "it's" with "it is" in the sentence. If the sentence becomes obviously wrong, you probably meant to use "its". If it sounds okay, "it's" can stay.

Example: "Nothing can take it's place" can't be right, because "Nothing can take it is place" is nonsense. You probably mean "Nothing can take its place".
Example: "It's not easy being green". Well, "It is not easy" is right, so the original sentence is okay.

* Try replacing your "its" with "his" in the sentence. If it comes out sounding right, "its" can stay.

Example: "That's just its way of making friends" must be okay, because "That's just his way of making friends" is grammatical.

In general, "its" as a possessive is like "his". You wouldn't write "hi's", would you? Well, maybe you would if you were talking about something belonging to Hiram...

* Look at the word that follows "its" or "it's". A noun means that you want "its". An adjective probably indicates "it's". This isn't always true, but it's a half-decent rule of thumb.

Example: "The cat licks its tongue into the corners of the evening". "Tongue" is a noun. I probably don't mean "it is tongue", so I'll stick with "its".

Kevin Michaluk

that's hilarious. thanks, typo fixed. i know how to spell real goodz for the most part eh. i DO make lots of mistakes... but ya know, you're supposed to ignore them - not point them out.

typically more concerned about the content of posts rather than the grammar. we're a blog powered by CrackBerry Addicts, not professional journalistic type ppl. pRoPer PuNctuAtion is of Second ConCern wheN i'm in a rush to get things posted.

But I'll try and do better! Just for you!! :)

Keep Crack'n.

Spazmogen

Finally!
It looks to be a press party only though.

Anonymous

Enough parties already ...just release the damn thing

speedmetal69

Press parties!!!.....JUST RELEASE THE FREAKIN' DEVICE ALREADY!!!

speedmetal69

Is this??? Is this grammar school?? We are here to discuss Blackberries not grammar or puncuation....Damn it!!

natalie.-xo

You should have perhaps, thrown some BlackBerry news/sentences in there, as your examples. And I would say "eh?" but they'd just point at that.

bwek

IT'S DEFINITELY BEING RELEASED THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st.

See press release from less than an hour ago:

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gZqSi5tDRxpGVgRZ5sXeKMzhADGg

bwek

apologies... the full URL didn't display properly. here it is:

http://canadianpress.google.com/article
/ALeqM5gZqSi5tDRxpGVgRZ5sXeKMzhADGg

speedmetal69

Does this realease date mean that I could walk into my local Rogers store and pick it up on Thursday??

Bla1ze

"No pricing details have been announced yet, but the Bold is expected to be expensive to operate with pricing similar to Apple's iPhone, also only available in Canada through Rogers."

Uhh yeah...toss a $199.99 price tag and THEN that statement would be true, heck even the $299.99 version would make it true, but at $100 dollars more..slightly less then true.

anonymous

So, does this imply that the Tuesday release is a no-go?

speedmetal69

That tomorrow is definitely a no go since the press release says Thursday the 21st.

MarkMS

Can someone buy me one and ship it to the US? I'm tired of waiting and some think that the AT&T Bold will be delayed until Oct.

ch3wybarf

"The first major new BlackBerry model in more than a year, the Bold is a high-end BlackBerry that has twice the screen resolution of current models made by RIM.

The Bold, or 9000, matches the resolution, but not the size, of the screen on Apple Inc.'s iPhone, which has emerged as a potent competitor in the smart-phone category.

AT&T Inc. says it will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Bold, as it is for the iPhone. An AT&T spokesman declined to say Thursday when the company will release it.

But Peter Misek, an analyst with Canaccord Adams, said he expects AT&T to start selling it on Sept. 15 and Rogers Communications in Canada to release it on Aug. 18."

Ref | http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,405302,00.html

mnokia

Called it, third week on the dot...what do I win?

What is this, grade school english???....jeez!!
;)

LOL_why is this so funny

I've been a crack user for last 4 years. And as much as I love blackberries, I'm not paying 400 plus $35 admin fee, plus tax for a blackberry, on a 3 year contract. How is that subsidized? Anyways, on august 15th, when i found out the price was 400, I BOUGHT THE 8GB IPHONE 5 HOURS LATER. NO JOKE. I wanted a 3g phone, and I wasn't paying 400 for a 3g phone. I waited and waited, cancelled my globe and mail, and have had news to read on the train for the last week.

I surely hope, business people are business minded. And realize paying 400 for a phone, that they ultimately want to send/receive emails is ridiculous. ESPECIALLY ON A 3 YR CONTRACT.

Honestly, I have the touch, and know personally how much of a pain it is to type on. BUT, when i actually tried texting on the iphone, it being thicker, i was able to surprisingly type pretty fast on it, on my first attempt. The predictive word correction was amazing. I believe the thinness of the Touch makes it almost impossible to hold while typing. FOR those of you sitting on the fence try out the iPhone. Considering, I'm paying 30/6gb, as much as my voice plan, having a large screen benefits wonders. Don't knock it till you try it. ;)