After first announced by Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility, Telus has confirmed that it too will be offering the new BlackBerry Bold 9700, the latest 3G smartphone from Research In Motion.

Telus says it will begin offering the Bold 9700 in November when, along with Bell, it launches its all-new HSPA high-speed wireless network. Pricing information was not announced.



The BlackBerry Bold 9700 features support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a 480 x 360 pixel display a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, 3.2MP camera and a micro SD/SDHD slot for added storage. The new model integrates a touch-sensitive trackpad and the highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard found in RIM's premium full-QWERTY handsets.

Software features include: a Media player for videos, pictures and music; support for BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs; BlackBerry Media Sync for syncing iTunes and Windows Media Player; and, of course, access to BlackBerry App World.

Inside the Bold 9700 is a removable, rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode.

Rogers will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone for $299.99 on a three-year voice and data activation with a minimum monthly service plan of $45. No word yet from Bell Mobility on pricing.

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