The Nokia 9300 will be carried by Cingular and be available in November, but the interesting functionality that this phone will have is a Blackberry Connect client. Full details of the phone are available at this post on MobileWhack. Essentially the 9300 is the remake of the old candybar communicator that you clamshell open to find a full keyboard and screen. Cost from Cingular will be $299 with a 2–year contract and after a $50 MIR; users will be able to add the unlimited Blackberry data plan for $44.99 per month.
Does this mean that some of the other phones that have been promising Blackberry Connect for years will finally start releasing it to compete?