Cingular Wireless will start shipping the device to customers starting Nov. 21. It will cost $299 with a two-year plan. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth will be the only wireless carrier offering the device in the United States for a "period of months," according to RIM co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie.
The device comes equipped with 64MB of flash memory and 16MB SRAM. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and will send and receive voice and data using EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) wireless networks.