Canadian Carrier Rogers Getting BlackBerry Bold June 25, Way Ahead of AT&T?

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Boy Genius is hearing that Canadian carrier Rogers is launching the BlackBerry Bold as early as June 25-a month or more ahead of the July/August release we've been hearing for AT&T in the U.S., where <a href="it has first dibs. We hope they're either wrong or AT&T's dropping it quicker than expected, since we hate it when the Canucks beat us at anything. BGR says nothing on RIM's end is holding up the launch. We can't figure it out-it's not like there's another big phone launching in the next couple weeks or anything that AT&T would want to clear space for. [BGR]

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This thing will actually cost you $240 more than previous blackberries over the course of your two-year contract because you have to sign up for a 3G data plan. Man, RIM sucks, and they are ripping people off big time. They'll probably have the price subsidized too, so that people THINK they are getting a good deal.

And, WHAT?!?!? No front-facing camera for video chat??? You've got be joking right? And the camera on back is only 2.0-megapixels? That is a total deal-breaker for me. This phone must be from 2001 or something.