T-Mobile UK Launching BlackBerry Bold In September

Seems like every network is getting it...

So only O2 and Orange to go…

Following news that 3 and Vodafone had snagged the BlackBerry Bold, T-Mobile UK has now stepped up to say it’s bringing the stylish handset over to its network as well.

Stopping short of giving an explicit date, the telco simply said it is hoping to launch the Bold before 1 November which suggests it will be offering the smartphone in very late September. Roughly the same time as 3 and a few weeks behind Vodafone.

As for the Bold itself, we’ve run through the specs more times than we’d care so for the cheap seats 3G, WiFi, GPS, Microsoft Office document editing and a slightly disappointing two megapixel camera are the main points – more in the official release.

As for the real world experience, early feedback suggests the screen to be even brighter and more vivid than the iPhone/iPhone 3G though the web browser still leaves something to be desired and build quality has raised a few eyebrows (hopefully something to be fixed in the final production models).

Either way I suspect the story will be straightforward: existing BlackBerry owners will leap with joy and pick it over the iPhone while iPhone owners will smirk at the physical keyboard, lack of multi-touch and stay away. It’s called Yin and Yang.

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