This is ridiculous... I really want this phone and yet it keeps on delaying it... it's stupid! Let's admit, the functions of this phone isn't the top and yet they take such a long time to release. Stupid blackberry ppl!
why nxg, 01 Aug 2008why go on telstra, overpriced data, some 3 times the amount that optus and voda, i mean 59 for... moreWell of course you would choose Telstra over Optus or 3 because the netowork coverage is far superior! Simple! Since money isn't an issue for me, I choose Telstra and get all the coverage I need!
And the plans, you only pay $39.95 for the BlackBerry plan and get unlimited internet browsing! So it's not really a waste at all! Whatsmore, the plans for this phone on Telstra is not even out so you obviously can't say Telstra is a rip off! So just shut up!
my friend just got his hands on one,unofficially ofcourse. its truly amazing. makes the /e71 look like a simple screwdriver. wait and see
i think that nokia e 71 who appear in february, is more interesting and have best performance that bb bold 9000.and the price is the same.
why go on telstra, overpriced data, some 3 times the amount that optus and voda, i mean 59 for 1mb bb add on ffs.
also works on hsdpa which is not nextg where ppl get confused hsdpa is close to equal between the 3 main carriers in aus voda opt and telstra.
at least voda and optus offer far superior data plans,
Seriously though... what's the point of having it on Optus or 3 in Australia? This phone is made to perform at its peak from Next G network. ie Telstra's Next G. So obviously this phone will work better if not perform higher in Telstra's network.
Screw Optus or 3.
just heard from voda business that bold has been delayed again, launch date in uk now Sep 3rd, sort it out chaps................
You'll be able to get the Telephone in Australia from Optus, Telstra and 3. Optus are the first to announce the release date which is 22nd August I believe. The others will presumably follow.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2008can it be used in AustraliaYes, it can be used in Australia. Scheduled to be available around August 11th. Cheers
hey peeps! i heard that bold 9000 is comin out in aust around august.cant wait for it :o)
Checked in London on Saturday with Vodafone and have been told that the release date for the UK has now been pushed back to Mid August although they said that the BB rep was not too convincing even with that!
@ Kissy - It should work in Japan as most 3G/HSDPA devices will work there, just not GSM ones.
Not sure about the Chinese although I'm sure you should be able to download language packs for it.
Can it read Chinese and Japanese character? More specifically, can we write Chinese with this BlackBerry Bold?
Also, can it be used in Japan area? Understand Japan mobile systems is UMTS instead of GSM.
do all the keys have backlighting to make it easier to type in the dark?