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G-Spot: Blackberry Bold

The Bold and the Beautiful...Find out why it's called BOLD!

All the hype and hoopla for this phone, for the last several months have been put to the test - The Blackberry Bold delivers! Its more than just a phone, it's an oasis for business professionals. Blackberry has thought of pretty much every format and feature they can think of so users can keep on going without breaking their gait. The list of features for the Blackberry Bold tells it all; multimedia messaging and viewing has never been so easy and convenient.

For a gadget that is well-versed with every need a business professional would have, you expect the price to be higher than other smartphones. Rogers is selling the Bold at $400 with a 3-year contract ($100 more than the iPhone) and $800 without the contract. It's up to consumers to determine whether or not the price is worth it.

• Built-in speakerphone
• Voice Activated dialing
• Available mp3 ring tones. Create ringtones from songs stored in your phone
• Conference calling
• Voicemail in mp3 attachments
• Bluetooth-enabled
• Built-in GPS capabilities
  o Blackberry maps gives you turn by turn directions
  o HSDPA network
• 624-MHz processor
• Wi-fi available
• Multitasking – access voice and data services at the same tim
• Email, phone, IM, internet
• Integrated organizer

E-mail and Text Messaging
• Personal, work or blackberry e-mail is available
• Manage up to 10 supported email addresses
• Updated every time you make a change
• Push-delivery Technology – receive emails on your Blackberry Bold as soon as you get them in your email accounts.
• Attachment viewing is enabled. Images (JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF), Microsoft Office programs, Adobe PDF, ASCII documents, HTML, and Corel
• SMS and MMS text messaging

Instant Messaging
• Blackberry Messenger
• Yahoo! Messenger
• Google Talk
• Windows Live Messenger
• AOL Instant Messenger
• ICQ for Blackberry Smartphones
• IBM Lotus Sametime
• Microsoft Office Communicator and Live Communications Server 2005
• Novell GroupWise Messenger

Camera and Video Recording
• Capture and Send instantly via e-mail and MMS
• Digital Zoom
• Built-in flash
• 2.0MP
• Self-portrait mirror

Click here for more information on the Blackberry Bold.

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