BlackBerry 9700 now available for AT&T. Read about the differences between the AT&T and T-Mobile models.
Last week AT&T users were a little green with envy as their T-Mobile buddies danced around with their shiny new 3G BlackBerry 9700. Well the party is over;Â AT&T has launched the BlackBerry 9700 Bold2 (The SuperBerry) today online and in its retail stores. The AT&T and the T-Mobile models are basically the same, but I did notice some slight differences. One thing was in the networks they support, the AT&T model does not show support for aÂ 1700Mz or 900Mz 3G networks orÂ UMA service according to the AT&T website.
Now at this time only T-Mobile uses a 1700Mz 3G network and UMA, so if you buy this unit and jump to T-Mobile sometime in the future,Â it will notÂ support 3G but will run on EDGE on their 850Mz band networkÂ with no UMA support. Also the same goes for users who travel to countries that are using 3G on 900Mz, the device will work perfectly on 900Mz, but will drop down to EDGE data. This means little to nothing for most of you reading this, but just a little insightÂ for users to who plan to buy this unit to use on another carrier.
Now this could just be a typo on the AT&T site, so we will update if anything diffrent is confirmed.Â The BlackBerry 9700 sells for $199.99 on aÂ new activation after a $100.00 mail in rebate, and the no contract price is $449.99. No word onÂ upgrade pricing and a $30.00 data plan will be required. The BlackBerry 9700 is now available at a speical price for our readers in the BBDreamBlog BlackBerry SuperStore.