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Fido to carry BlackBerries after all?

updated 09:45 am EST, Mon January 12, 2009

Fido BlackBerry Leak Again

Rogers' sub-label Fido may carry BlackBerries after all, a new leak to BGR indicates. Multiple Fido staffers now say the provider is about to start training for sales and support this week and thus that a formal launch is a matter of weeks away. The tips also suggest the carrier will just begin service with now two years old, original Pearl 8100 and will likely omit the Pearl Flip 8220 for the initial debut, though this first model is discontinued and might both sell out quickly and require an OS upgrade.

It's also unknown whether Fido users would receive full BlackBerry e-mail service or would require support for third-party mail accounts, though the brand shares data plans similar to its parent company that offer blocks of data from 500MB and up.

More specific release dates and the cost of the Pearl are unknown, though the Pearl Flip already costs just $50 on a three-year Rogers plan and hints at the older phone being available for free.



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