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Blackberry Bold on Verizon Wireless? November 21

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I don’t usually report on a release date for phones but since Verizon Wireless is airing commercials about the Blackberry Bold with no release date, it makes sense that a release date has been confirmed. Boy Genius Report has finally got a release date on Verizon Wireless, November 21, just in time for black friday. The price? $249, include the $50 mail in rebate = $199. Of course this doesn’t include the two year service agreement, data plan, etc.

This will be an interesting phone. I like that it uses the EVDO rev. A network and 3G HSDPA SIM card to be used internationally. However, what might kill the phone is the keyboard: two keys on one button. Wonder how the reviews will be on the phone.