8/18/2008 1:19:00 PM
Orange wins Blackberry Bold race
much anticipated BlackBerry Bold has become available sooner than first thought.
Orange started selling the device from last Saturday (16 August).
The launch scuppered T-Mobile's hopes of being the first operator to range the device when they begin selling it in September. The Bold,
which is the first BlackBerry handset to boast HSDPA, will be available to
Orange customers for free on £40 a month tariffs.
3 has also announced that it will range the BlackBerry Bold, with O2 and
Vodafone likely to follow.
with HSDPA, other features found in the Bold include Wi-Fi, integrated GPS that
works in conjunction with the BlackBerry Maps application and the standard push
email capabilities found in other BlackBerry devices.
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files will also be able to be viewed and edited
direct from the device.