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Old 4th November 2009, 00:06   #1681
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Good news for those waiting for the perfect BB- The new Bold 9700. Pre-order pricing is out for UK & Canadian markets, at around 25,000Rs. Phone will be on sale in 2 weeks.

Pretty decent pricing considering the previous bold was 35k. The new one packs quite a punch. Finally a replacement for my iPhone

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Good news for those waiting for the perfect BB- The new Bold 9700. Pre-order pricing is out for UK & Canadian markets, at around 25,000Rs. Phone will be on sale in 2 weeks.

Pretty decent pricing considering the previous bold was 35k. The new one packs quite a punch. Finally a replacement for my iPhone
thats for uk and canada. wait till they get it here. it will be in the grey market for at least 40k and officialy at least as much as the bold was when it was launched, i say 35k.
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thats for uk and canada. wait till they get it here. it will be in the grey market for at least 40k and officialy at least as much as the bold was when it was launched, i say 35k.
I highly doubt there will be that much of a price difference. People buying these higher end phones are usually world travelers and they will manage to get it for 25k from abroad if reddington etc price is so much higher. This will also give the grey market a good gap to fill, which official carriers/reddington cannot leave open.
Maybe initially prices will be north of 30 in India due to the hype but eventually it will have to stablise.
I checked prices of other BB's in the UK and they were all around the same figure as what we get here.
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Got myself a BB Curve 8520 last evening after having a tough time with my 2 8100s that I have prior to this. The trackballs on the 8100 were getting on my nerves.

Thank you RIM for the trackpad feature, that has made me heave a huge sigh of relief.
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I highly doubt there will be that much of a price difference. People buying these higher end phones are usually world travelers and they will manage to get it for 25k from abroad if reddington etc price is so much higher. This will also give the grey market a good gap to fill, which official carriers/reddington cannot leave open.
Maybe initially prices will be north of 30 in India due to the hype but eventually it will have to stablise.
I checked prices of other BB's in the UK and they were all around the same figure as what we get here.
if it comes out for 25k here i will sell my bold that day itself and get a 9700. but think about it buddy, the bold is now not even 25k officially, i doubt well get the 9700 for 25.
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Got myself a BB Curve 8520 last evening after having a tough time with my 2 8100s that I have prior to this. The trackballs on the 8100 were getting on my nerves.

Thank you RIM for the trackpad feature, that has made me heave a huge sigh of relief.
Congrats Suren, Party kab hai?

Seems like you got enamoured by Dilip's phone. Lucky you that you are out of the trackball thing. Sometimes it indeed drives you up the wall.

Look forward to a short review in a few days
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Good news for those waiting for the perfect BB- The new Bold 9700. Pre-order pricing is out for UK & Canadian markets, at around 25,000Rs. Phone will be on sale in 2 weeks.

Pretty decent pricing considering the previous bold was 35k. The new one packs quite a punch. Finally a replacement for my iPhone
Sahil everywhere I see it says 600$ can you tell me where you saw the blurb? I totally agree with what you have to say about the prices/target consumers though. Redington better not screw this up.
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Sahil everywhere I see it says 600$ can you tell me where you saw the blurb? I totally agree with what you have to say about the prices/target consumers though. Redington better not screw this up.
Rogers Canada has it for 600$CAN which is approx 25k: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Live On The Rogers Website! | CrackBerry.com

Unlocked versions are going to go on sale of 330 pounds(excl VAT) which is below 25k:Sim Free BlackBerry Bold 9700

Both websites are reliable sellers.

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Duh, its pretty simple and I've mentioned it many times on this thread itself I guess. Just update your device software. Get the latest version from the net (of any operator/provider) and delete the vendor.xml file under program files>rim>common (if I remember the location correctly) and poof! No more crapware and operator bootup screen. It will be replaced by the RIM/BlackBerry logos.
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I have done that exercise twice in the last 2 months, instructions as read in some international forums, but so far I am not successful in that. May be I have to try again and see the luck.
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I have done that exercise twice in the last 2 months, instructions as read in some international forums, but so far I am not successful in that. May be I have to try again and see the luck.
It'll work.

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Rogers Canada has it for 600$CAN which is approx 25k: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Live On The Rogers Website! | CrackBerry.com

Unlocked versions are going to go on sale of 330 pounds(excl VAT) which is below 25k:Sim Free BlackBerry Bold 9700

Both websites are reliable sellers.
Yeah I went to crackberry after reading your post, forgot that it was 600 CDN$ Thats good news indeed.
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Rogers generally is overpriced. Basically they have to show you a huge price so that you can easily digest the lower contract price. Rs. 25K is a very safe number. It could easily be lower in a month or so.
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Anyone tried out the leaked OS v5 for their BB 8520 as yet? I am dying to upgrade and really anxious to know how well is it!
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BlackBerry App World Hits Indian Handsets.. includes applications specifically built for the Indian market.. BlackBerry - App World - Official Store for BlackBerry Apps
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Rogers Canada has it for 600$CAN which is approx 25k: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Live On The Rogers Website! | CrackBerry.com

Unlocked versions are going to go on sale of 330 pounds(excl VAT) which is below 25k:Sim Free BlackBerry Bold 9700

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Yeah I went to crackberry after reading your post, forgot that it was 600 CDN$ Thats good news indeed.

Is it really this cheap? I might have to ask someone coming from Canada in next few days about it.

One more thing, what about warranty? Is Canadian Warranty valid in India (Suppose I say someone gifted me that)!

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One more thing, what about warranty? Is Canadian Warranty valid in India (Suppose I say someone gifted me that)!
I don't think RIM offers an international warranty hence it won't be valid here if purchased from Canada.

And news of the BB9700 hitting DXB stores yet?
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