Stumped for holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered

BlackBerry 9790 from Rogers

Just announced by RIM today, the much buzzed about BlackBerry Bold 9790 is coming to Rogers- just in time for the holiday gift-giving season!  The combination of the high resolution touch display and improved keyboard makes it a much-desired device to be unwrapped this season.

Even though we have all year to seek out the perfect presents, somehow the holidays always creep up on us, leaving no time to spare. If you’re like me, this time is usually characterized by a handful of rushed, last minute dashes to the store, with scribbled lists in hand.

If a BlackBerry is on someone’s wish list this year, we can help. Here are the details of the newest BlackBerry smartphone:

  • The BlackBerry Bold 9790 runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system making it powerful, yet compact (perfect stocking stuffer size!). The BlackBerry 7 OS is the fastest, most powerful browser for a BlackBerry to date, which means 40% faster loading than the earlier version
  • It also has a 1 GHz processor. This means faster access to apps, web browsing, games and more.
  • The Liquid Graphics Processing Technology displays crisper graphics so that holiday treat on your screen will appear even more scrumptious.

Blend in your BlackBerry with the snowy scenery

If you’re looking for a lighter finish, good news, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available from Rogers in pure white.

Packed with social apps, the fun and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9360 keeps you connected with your crew. The pre-loaded social apps and latest messaging and social networking tools make it even simpler to stay social. Whether it’s planning that last minute winter escape or sharing your shopping deals, everyone’s in the loop.

The 5.0MP camera and 720p HD video recording capability on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 means an impromptu marshmallow roasting session or impressive event on the slopes can be recorded and shared instantaneously. Finding endless moments to record on your device? The 8GB on-board memory will help in that department.

Looking for a gift free of charge?

Owning a BlackBerry just got better. Until December 31, 2011, RIM is offering tons of premium apps worth a total value of more than $100. You’ll find them free of charge on BlackBerry App World.

Another great gift idea

Interested in a tablet this season? Check out the details of our new gift with purchase offer here.

What’s your take on these BlackBerry smartphones? Any of them on your wish list?

UPDATE (November 24, 2011, 1:58 pm): The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 are now officially available in white. Head over to to check out what these two smartphones look like in this stylish white finish.

UPDATE (December 1, 2011, 8:13 pm): Great news! The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available. Check it out here.

Kaili is a regular contributor to RedBoard


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31 comments on “Stumped for holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered

  1. Dylan

    some pricing would be nice

    1. PC

      And a release date as well.

  2. BBA Brian

    Can you confirm if this device will or will not be HSPA+ capable?

    1. RogersMelanie

      Hey BBA Brian,

      It will run on the HSPA+ network.

      1. BBA Brian

        I am referring to the 9790. Will the 9790 be HSPA+?

  3. Vicki

    Do you know when the pure white 9900 will be available for purchase yet??

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Vicki, I don’t have a date but soon.

  4. RogersKaili

    Hey there, we’ll have pricing details at launch for the BlackBerry Bold 9790. We wanted to let you know about this new addition to our lineup early, which means we don’t have all the details to share yet. Please stay tuned!

    For the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in white, the pricing is the same as the black version, check out the two links from the post here:

    1. BBA Brian

      Please confirm is the 9790 will be HSPA+ capable like the 9900


  5. Jelena

    When is a release date for BB bold 9900 white?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Jelena, I don’t have any date to share but it shouldn’t be long!

      1. Jelena

        my BB curve is dying and I want to do a upgrade… maybe I will go with black :)

  6. John

    Wow Blackberry launching the same phones over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. No wonder they are doing so bad.

    1. BBA Brian

      lol John…. I love jokesters like you who don’t even know what they are talking about. You are on a ROGERS forum… which is CANADIAN. Guess who owns the market in CANADA… Blackberry lol

      learn your facts before speaking

      1. Fresh

        Doesn’t change the fact that the functionality of a blackberry back in 2007 has the same functionality as a blackberry in 2011.

        Better yet… older blackberry models have UMA capabilities. RIM may still have the Corporate World in its palms, but that’s slipping very fast. More and more people are picking up Androids and iPhones.

        Their days are numbers.. doesn’t help that there’s a huge BIS outage every two months either.

      2. Nick

        What does that have to do with anything? Sounds like you’re the one who doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

        Canadian or not, RIM is behind every other smartphone manufacturer in terms of hardware and features. The keyboards are nice, but the OS is essentially a better looking version of what was loaded on my Blackberry Curve in 2007.

        Maybe you should think before making a totally irrelevant and unrelated comment on somebody’s post.

  7. Jelena

    Blackberry Bold 9900 White is in the house :)
    thank you Rogers :D

  8. AnonxD

    Is this phone coming out before the month ends at least?

  9. AnonXD

    I’m guessing this will come out early December, do you guys have an estimate on when it’s coming in December, at least beginning for sure? Dec 1 -10

    1. RogersMelanie

      Hey AnonXD,

      Can’t comment on specific timing, but we’ll update as soon as we have details.

  10. Warren

    How come the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is $99.99 @ Best Buy on a 3-year term and $179.99 @ Rogers? I am an existing customer and eligible for a HUP but $179 is way too high!

    1. Rogers_Chris

      Hi Warren, if you’re eligible for a HUP then you can get it at a retail store like Best Buy. We don’t set their prices, though.

      1. Warren

        Thanks for the clarification! Now I can finally make my way down to Best Buy and upgrade my dying Bold 9700.

      2. Warren

        Just got back from Futureshop and was refused the price the store offered (which is $19.99 btw). The Futureshop CSR was more interested in trying to sell me their price protection plan than do the actual hardware upgrade! He contacted Rogers and they tried to sell me the phone for $169.49 after tax. I refused and walked out! What a waste of time!

  11. Adrian

    Hi Rogers_Chris,

    I’m in search of information regarding the “@rogersbuzz” twitter posting that states the playbook is now on sale for $199/299/399 at Rogers Plus locations. In addition to this, the tweet provides a link to a $20 off coupon, basically making the 16GB playbook price $179.

    I have called Rogers and spoken to a CSR who denied the fact that the playbook is $199-399 now. She even went far enough to say not to trust the rogers twitter postings because they are not authorized by Rogers (how can I argue with that stupidity?).

    Anyway, I’m curious as to how to go about securing a playbook for this $199-399 price point through either Rogers wireless or Rogers plus stores. Thanks.

    1. RogersMelanie

      Hey Adrian,

      Thanks for this feedback. I can assure you that RogersBuzz is an official Rogers twitter account.

      As for the rebate, can you print out the page with the $20 bar code and take it in to a rep?