Fives days from the launch of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold, AT&T Mobility is firing the first salvo in its upcoming battle with the BlackBerry Storm, which Verizon Wireless is launching later in November, saying the Bold will have free access to all of AT&T's WiFi hotspots.
AT&T said that when the Bold launches Nov. 4 it will have full access to the 17,000 WiFi hotspots the carrier has in the many Starbucks stores, hotels, bookstores and airports across the country.
The Storm, which Verizon reportedly will launch Nov. 16, will not have WiFi capabilities. Verizon, however, is hoping that its virtual QWERTY keyboard, accelerometer, cut-and-paste features and general appeal will make the device popular with consumers.
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