WIND Mobile to Launch the New BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone

by Jeff Wiener on December 15, 2009

blackberry-bold-9700WIND Mobile announced today that it will offer the new BlackBerry Bold™ 9700 smartphone from Research In Motion with a new approach to BlackBerry service plans that will deliver choice, control and value to Canadians.

“For our pending launch, we are delighted to confirm that the BlackBerry® Bold 9700 will be available to WIND Mobile customers,” said Ken Campbell, CEO of WIND Mobile. “This is a state-of-art 3G smartphone from one of the world’s leaders in wireless innovation. And our unique value proposition is to offer Canadians simplicity, control and value with our BlackBerry® service plans.”

Some information copied from their press release:

Simplicity: No contract is required when a WIND Mobile customer purchases a BlackBerry® smartphone or signs up for BlackBerry service.

Control: WIND Mobile will be the first wireless carrier in Canada to offer BlackBerry service on a pre-paid or post-pay basis – enabling customers to manage their spending and extending service to customers who may not have a credit history.

Value: With no required minimum voice spend and compelling entry level and full service optional add-ons packed with unlimited features, WIND Mobile is making BlackBerry® service more accessible than ever.

The new BlackBerry® Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated touch-sensitive trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the new smartphone’s sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.

“RIM congratulates WIND Mobile on the upcoming launch of their wireless network in Canada and is very pleased to offer the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 to WIND customers,” said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. “The compact and beautifully designed BlackBerry Bold 9700 delivers state-of-the-art features and performance and is ideal for both personal and professional use.”

Key features of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone from WIND Mobile include:

* Sleek design measuring 109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm and weighing 122 grams
* Sharp and dazzling 2.44″ light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)
* Highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard – with finely sculpted keys and chrome frets – for fast, accurate typing
* Innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that allows intuitive and responsive navigation
* Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) for faster web browsing and extended data coverage
* 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
* BlackBerry® OS 5.0, offering users email management and calendar enhancements* as well as a better browsing experience with faster JavaScript and CSS processing
* Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging
* Media player for videos, pictures and music (music play now extended up to 38 hours), plus support for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs, and BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone**
* Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry® smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
* Bluetooth® (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals

* Some features require BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0 ** Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies.

The BlackBerry® and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

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