Will an HP TouchPad-like fire sale on the BlackBerry PlayBook make them desirable? Ughm… Yes!

I admit it.  I got a BlackBerry PlayBook day one…  Even though I really like my PlayBook for web browsing, the device  does truly pale in comparison to the iPad for most everything else.  I haven’t recommended the BlackBerry PlayBook to a single person.  As a matter for fact, I’ve recommended to the few people who have asked about them that they not get one.

These recommendations are based on fact that the PlayBook suffers from a ridiculously small number of applications that are worth more than the time it took to code them and the fact that the BlackBerry PlayBook costs as much as an iPad.  If you had $500 or more to shell out on tablet , why not get an iPad?  This was the case, at least, until RIM reported second quarter fiscal 2011 results last week, told the world just how bad the BlackBerry PlayBook was doing, and, Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the PlayBook would see price cuts.

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Rogers Tweets release dates for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9810

After news hit the web that some Rogers stores were selling the BlackBerry Bold 9900 early, a tweet went out from the official Rogers Twitter account, @RogersBuzz, confirming the official release dates of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 , August 10th, and the BlackBerry Torch 9810, August 12th.

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale at some locations

Word on the street is that Rogers was supposed to start selling the BlackBerry Bold 9900 this coming Thursday, however, some locations that have the device in stock have already started to sell their inventory.  Not all Rogers stores have BlackBerry 9900 devices in stock, and, not all that do are selling them, however, some stores definitely are.

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Rogers announces pricing for its line up of new BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

We still don’t have official launch dates for the new wave of BlackBerry 7 smartphones soon to hit Rogers network, however, we do know how much said devices will cost.  Rogers has released pricing details for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810, and Torch 9860.

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Contest: Rogers Is Giving Away 50 BlackBerry Torch Devices

Rogers Wireless has launched contest where they are giving away 50 BlackBerry Torch devices to customers.  All you have to do to enter for a chance to win one is fill out out a brief entry from, be at least 18 years old by November 3rd, and live in Canada.  All entries must be received by 11:59pm on December 5th.  Winners will be randomly selected around 2:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 6th.

If you live in Canada, this is one of those contests that you should probably enter.  50 people are going to get a free BlackBerry Torch worth over $600.  You may as well throw your name in the hat…

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Official — BlackBerry Torch 9800 Headed To Rogers September 24th

Contrary to our last post, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available on Rogers starting September 24th, not September 15th.  You will be able to pick the device up online or in store for $199.99 on a 3-year contract.  Head over to the Rogers BlackBerry Torch webpage where you can sign up to get more information as it is made available.