With all this interest in the iPhone other mobile phone vendors may feel a little in the shade. Research-in-Motion is not taking it lying down with the launch of its new Blackberry Bold.

phone, set to go on sale later this month and will be initially
available on the T-Mobile network. Bold will be the first on T-Mobile’s
network to support HSDPA. IT will be available on contract but not on

It will also sport a an
integrated GPS and a microSD/SDHC slot (expandable up to 16GB) and 1GB
of internal memory. It also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
that can use T-Mobile’s Hotspots. On board also is a 2-megapixel
camera. The BlackBerry Bold also allows users to download Word, Excel
or PowerPoint email attachments and edit them directly on the handset
with the preinstalled DataViz Documents to Go software suite.

greater number of businesses recognise the benefits of mobile working,
demand for mobile broadband connectivity speeds is escalating rapidly,"
said Oliver Chivers, Head of Business Marketing, T-Mobile UK. "T-Mobile
customers using the BlackBerry Bold smartphone will have access to one
of the most innovative mobile business devices on the market supported
by a network that independent tests reveal delivers a superior mobile
broadband experience."

The BlackBerry Bold will be available to all T-Mobile Business 1-Plan customers.