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BlackBerry 8700r coming to Canada

Those lucky Canadians will be able to get their hands on the BlackBerry 8700r starting November 29, thanks to RIM and Rogers Wireless. This will be the first BlackBerry device in Canada to support the EDGE network capabilities, and it will operate on the Rogers Wireless GSM/GPRS/EDGE network; Canada’s largest high-speed wireless data network.

The 8700r is, of course, the same machine as the 8700c which was unveiled last week by Cingular for sale in the U.S ( r forRogers, c for Cingular. Get it?) It has a 320×240 pixels QVGA screen, 64MB of flash memory and 16MB of SRAM, high-end phone features, Bluetooth, a QWERTY keyboard and everything else you would expect in a new BlackBerry.

“Rogers Wireless is proud to bring Canadians the BlackBerry 8700r, the mosat powerful BlackBerry device operating on our GSM/GPRS/EDGE network coast-to-coast and around the world,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. “Business customers are in a constant race against time, and with the BlackBerry 8700r they can make the most of every minute with unparalleled access and connectivity to their phone, email and data, as well as faster Internet browsing, attachment viewing and access to corporate applications – all in a new, sleek design.”

The device will cost C$499.99 with a 3-year service agreement.

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