The new BlackBerry Bold model should be coming to North America within a month now that Research In Motion has started selling it in Germany and Chile. The BlackBerry Bold is a high-end BlackBerry that has twice the screen resolution of current models made by RIM. The Bold, or 9000, matches the resolution, but not the size, of the screen on Apple's iPhone, which has emerged as a potent competitor in the smart-phone category.
AT&T says it will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Bold, as it is for the iPhone. An AT&T spokesman declined to say Thursday when the company will release it. Some stores in Canada have already unveiled a store model and fliers. RIM has begun to roll out the BlackBerry Bold in some markets through partnerships with wireless carriers there. RIM unveiled the Bold in Chile on July 22 and in Germany on Aug. 6.
Misek said the Bold will cost about $200 in the United States depending on the contract.