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RIM BlackBerry Bold officially on sale

The RIM BlackBerry Bold officially goes on sale to the public on Election Day. The smartphone is available through AT&T for $299.99.

RIM BlackBerry Bold
RIM BlackBerry Bold Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Obviously, there are some more important events happening on this Tuesday, but in case you're interested in hopping in one line to the next, the RIM BlackBerry Bold is now officially available for purchase through AT&T.

The highly anticipated smartphone can be yours for $299.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates and discounts. The carrier reports that there have been lines 20 to 25 people deep at some stores in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Has anyone gone out to buy their Bold today? If so, did you have to wait in any lines? Let us know.

For more information on the device, please read our full review of the RIM BlackBerry Bold.

Update, 7:30 p.m. PT: According to Engadget Mobile, you can get the BlackBerry Bold for free (!!) through after a mail-in rebate. However, as Gear Diary found out, you will also need to sign up for a $79 1350 Rollover plan as well as a BlackBerry plan ($30) and unlimited messaging plan ($20). In total, you're looking at a $129 monthly cell phone bill. Worth it?