Rogers to release the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in White and the Bold 9790

Ian Hardy

November 7, 2011 11:30 am


Rogers has released a few devices over the past few weeks, mainly LTE-enabled that were “firsts” in Canada. These LTE devices are all Android-powered and are basically their flagship Q4 devices, but on the plan also are a few BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 was released a couple months back and will be refreshed in a new White colour. In addition, the Bold 9900 will be getting the same treatment in white too. Finally, similar to the leaked documents from WIND, TELUS and Koodo Mobile, Rogers will also be launching the Bold 9790 – this is the mid-range BlackBerry that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a touchschreen. There’s no indication yet on the prices point or when these will be widely available, but you can probably count on them hitting store shelves and online within weeks.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • John mack

    What’s taking so long for the bb 9790 to be released?? We’ve been hearing about this device for months now, yet it’s no where to be found :S

    • Alex Perrier

      Probably all those different colours of Curves and Bolds is what is slowing down the release of new and improved phones. That’s probably RIM’s way of saying “Hey, look! A distraction!” What happened to “the true beauty is inside”?

  • Alex Perrier

    * facepalm *

    It’s enough that the Curve is available in multiple colours, just like a rainbow of ice cream flavours. But seriously!? A white Bold!? Is that really necessarily, RIM? Is it now?

    The key word here is “priorities”.

    • RealDeal83

      How much effort do you really think goes into making a phone white instead of black?

    • Alex Perrier

      Is Mobile Syrup censoring my comments?

    • Alex Perrier

      Okay, i get this glitch rather often. What i meant to say is that they could do all the colours of the rainbow, similarly to the iPod Nano, if there’s really no big deal about releasing more than one colour. Especially for the Curve. :D

      That being said, however, no colour can make that expensive $350 price tag seem more attractive.

  • Amar

    Uh Alex,
    You do realize the 9790 is the same internals as the friggin 9900 right? It’s for people with smaller hands who don’t want a Bold as big as the 9000, but more like the 9700…
    Because they’re trying to cater to EVERYONE. Releasing colours isn’t even that hard….

  • Betty Koyle

    the screen on a blackberry is smaller then the keyboards.. shame eh? go iPhone

  • Chutinun

    When will bold9790 launch? I would like to buy in Thailand . Please let me know.