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Old 07-29-2008, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Bold new mobile phones from the Orange shop

Ok, so its "Coming Soon" - but at least its in the Shop!!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good! I hope Orange Romania will bring it also (with the appropriate delay, obviously).
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Bold new mobile phones from the Orange shop

Ok, so its "Coming Soon" - but at least its in the Shop!!!
Finally! But does anyone have any opinion on Orange's 3G network? I am skeptical because I have the BB 8820 on Orange and have never had any EDGE access - GPRS only. Is there 3G coverage just as bad? Maybe a better idea would be getting a Bold from Voda, T-Mobile, etc?

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Old 07-29-2008, 02:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Finally! But does anyone have any opinion on Orange's 3G network? I am skeptical because I have the BB 8820 on Orange and have never had any EDGE access - GPRS only. Is there 3G coverage just as bad? Maybe a better idea would be getting a Bold from Voda, T-Mobile, etc?

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Me and the Mrs are both big belivers in Orange, very loyal - we both wanted 3G data cards, she took her's out on Orange..... mine however; is on Vodafone.

enough said.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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and now its gone again :(
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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don't be sad. at&t has had it in there business shop hidden for a little while now lol
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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All this speculation about Bold's launch date has made me careful what I wish for.

I might just say to hell with 3G and wait for Javelin, which must by now be snapping at Bold's heels.

And according to this, even RIM employees prefer it...

RIM employees prefer Javelin to BlackBerry Bold, slaving away at Thunder | BlackBerry Cool
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I called Orange again yesterday and they are now saying middle of August. Its gone from the coming soon page on the Orange website.

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That would be good if it came out this month as for the month of August BIS on Orange is only 2.50!!!
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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thats BNCO tho :(

i was paying 14 for my BIS service with 50% discount at the start of the term, they dropped the price to 7.50, and i moved down and kept my discount, but i've been told that the new 2.50 price wont be on offer to me, even when i upgrade :(
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Yes, gone from the website
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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just spoke to 156, RIM have been into orange, to do a Roadshow on the 9000, and have said its going to be released last week in aug/1st week in sept - which ties in with Vodafone's launch...

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I don't know about 3G coverage, but Orange have rubbish coverage on EDGE even in London. I travel around London all the time, and my Curve only got EDGE in Sloane Square, and Algate.

I heard Orange's 3G is maximum peaked at 384kb/s, which is rubbish, compared to Voda's 7mb/s High Speed 3G.
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Ironic as in the rural bit of North Wales where I live, Orange have pretty good 3G coverage. Bear in mind that the Bold only does HSDPA to 3.6 Mbps, so can't take advantage of Vodafone's speed, even in the selected areas where they've introduced it.
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Orange release date and pricing.

Orange claims Bold first with Blackberry - The INQUIRER

The 4.6 OS for the Bold is also on the Orange downloads page.

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hrm

Altho: if you call orange, they dont know what your talking about mind...
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Lol. I'm not sure that the 'inquirer' should be taken too seriously either.

Time will tell
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Orange claims Bold first with Blackberry - The INQUIRER

The 4.6 OS for the Bold is also on the Orange downloads page.

do you have a URL For said download?
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think report is good for 2 reasons.

1- OS download is up and running, DJ go to the usual bb site /downloads. click on device software and then choose orange UK and you find the OS for the bold
2- Orange France will distribute the bold thursday and Friday to the Orange boutiques, and on shelves on saturday morning as well. They told me to go pick one up Saturday and it will be a global EU orange launch

and yes, only time will tell

though something startles me on the inquirer page.
the Orange bold handset picture has a $ sign next to the enter button. Shouldn't this be xxx8364; instead?

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Web is on fire with reports that Orange will release on Aug 16th !!!! (UK)
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