Thursday News Roundup: HTC Pure for a penny; Motorola Droid picture leakedAaron Baker - Editor-in-Chief
Cameraless BlackBerry Bold launching on Friday, October 16th
Looking for a new BlackBerry, but don't want to wait for the Bold 9700 to launch? White BlackBerry Bold 9000 doesn't tickle your fancy? Need a cameraless device for work? Look no further than the BlackBerry Bold cameraless version, coming this Friday to an AT&T store near you. Feature-wise, it's exactly the same as the original Bold, but without the 2.0-megapixel camera. My guess is that stores won't carry a huge stock of the cameraless model, so purchasing online or via telesales might be your best bet. Via IntoMobile
HTC Pure on sale for a penny at Amazon.com
Despite it being fresh out of the gate, Amazon is taking no time in marking down the HTC Pure Windows Phone. Priced at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on AT&T's website, Amazon is taking it to a whole new level by offering it for $0.01. Of course, a new two-year agreement is required, so family plans and contract upgrades don't apply. Via IntoMobile
Clear picture of the Motorola Droid/Sholes comes to light
Courtesy of BGR, we have the first clear picture of the Motorola "Sholes," now referred to as Droid. While we wait for more pictures to come to light, the shot above tells us that the device will be running Android 2.0, rumored to be a marked improvement over today's builds. Here's to the hope of a launch before the end of the year! Via Boy Genius (Twitter)
Air Canada and The Weather Channel applications available for BlackBerry
If you're flying on Air Canada, need to check the weather, and own a BlackBerry, you're in luck. Fresh off of a similar announcement for the iPhone, Air Canada has launched an application for the BlackBerry. Checking in, boarding, obtaining flight information, and checking flight announcements is easier than ever, and thanks to the company's electronic boarding pass program, paper copies could become a thing of the past.
Separately, The Weather Channel has launched a free (but ad-supported) version of their application for BlackBerry. Current conditions, 36-hour forecasts, 10-day forecasts, radar maps - it's all there. Plus, with a built-in location tracker, the information is about as precise as it gets.
Download The Weather Channel application here (directly from your BlackBerry):