updated 02:05 pm EDT, Wed August 6, 2008
Rogers Roadmap Leak
Canadian cell provider Rogers Wireless will put most of its emphasis in the next few weeks on the BlackBerry line and music phones, according to a roadmap slip from BGR. The details confirm the launch of the BlackBerry Kickstart and add that the device will work with Rogers' Home Calling Zone Wi-Fi phone service, which will be rechristened Talkspot. The EDGE-only flip smartphone hasn't been given pricing but has previously been slotted into a late September release that may arrive near that of T-Mobile USA's version.
The outline also has Rogers carrying its own version of the Motorola ROKR E8 touch-sensitive music phone for $100 on a three-year plan. The carrier also plans to offer two Sony Ericsson Walkman phones that include the mid-range W760i slider and the retro-styled W350a flip phone; these will sell for $80 and $30 respectively on similar terms as the ROKR. A final addition, the Samsung t336, will be available for $50 and may be a relative of the t339 for T-Mobile.