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T-Mobile Announces the BlackBerry Bold 9700 with 3G

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Oct 21, 2009, 6:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 21, 2009, 10:25 AM

Today T-Mobile announced it's first 3G BlackBerry, the Bold 9700. The 9700 will support voice calls over both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. It also brings the optical trackpad first seen on the 8520 to a higher-end device. It also has a new 624MHz processor, built in GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. The T-Mobile version will have quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and 900/1700/2100MHz HSDPA. It will be available before the shopping season for $200 with new contract.

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Oct 27, 2009, 5:46 AM

Now, THIS is a phone!

It's like the 8520 and the Bold 9000 got together and made a baby! I want it!

Oct 21, 2009, 7:11 PM

Great looking device...

...but what has anyone heard about the optical trackpad? I mean, if that thing goes, you've essentially got a paper weight.
I've had my Curve replaced twice because of the Trackball. I keep the Extended Warranty feature.
The optical trackball is more stable. Samsung introduced it first to US market (I belive), its pretty sensitive and does not have the same "coming loose" problems with the blackberry trackball.
I think you will like it...

Oct 21, 2009, 6:33 AM


Nice to see T-Mobile make a splash. Now if they follow this up with the game-changing Project Dark that has been rumored about. I want to know more about the track pad as well.
Is anyone else thinking this is the better of the 2 9700's? Granted, AT&T's network is larger, but Wi-Fi calling + rumored-and-super-awesome-unlimited-plans = WIN.

Oct 21, 2009, 1:56 PM

Release Date

Anyone know the exact release date on this?
flip mode

Oct 21, 2009, 1:56 PM

Very Nice...

This phone will do nicely in sales. I'm still hooked on my G1 but this might be my next phone.

Oct 21, 2009, 12:17 PM

Finally...a phone with both UMA and 3G!

This should be a big seller.

Oct 21, 2009, 12:15 PM

Great, but

Recently I've experienced delayed messages going from my VZW phone to friends with TMO. An MMS took 6 hours last night. Mad
I was somewhat looking forward to a 3G/UMA Blackberry but with recent experience with delayed messages getting to TMO phones, I don't want to be the one on that receiving end.
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