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BlackBerry 9000 Bold smartphoneHSDPA networks give you the quickest mobile phone services. Being able to step off the plane in any country and access those networks is a big plus whether you’re travelling business or pleasure – so the BlackBerry Bold should be welcomed by everyone…

As well as being the first RIM device to support tri-band HSDPA networks around the world, the BlackBerry Bold (AKA BlackBerry 9000) also comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi.

Key features for those eager beavers who just don’t do whole sentences include:
* Tri-band HSDPA
* Next-generation 624MHz mobile processor
* Half-VGA (480×320 resolution) colour LCD display
* Support for enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks
* Desktop-style web pages
* Integrated GPS
* Enhanced multimedia features
* QWERTY keyboard
* 128MB Flash memory
* 1 GB on-board storage memory
* microSD/SDHC memory card slot
* Approximately 5 hours talk time
* Approximately 13 days standby time. 

It’s scheduled to be available from wireless carriers around the world beginning this summer.

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“Crafted from premium materials, inside and out, that radiate elegance with a dramatic presence, the BlackBerry Bold is designed to give business professionals and power users unprecedented functionality and performance in an intuitive BlackBerry smartphone,” an RIM press release said.

“From its lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leather-like backplate, to its stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a symbol of accomplishment and aspiration.”
 
Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion, said it was “a tremendous step forward in business-grade smartphones”.

Users can talk on the phone while sending and receiving email or accessing the web.

The unit also allows Word, Excel or PowerPoint files to be downloaded and edited using the preloaded DataViz Documents to Go suite.

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