More than a year since Research and Motion Ltd. released the last BlackBerry, the Toronto-based company may soon start selling its newest model in Canada.

The Bold, or 9000, is already available for purchase in German and Chile. RIM had previously said it would release the model this summer.

The company is calling the Bold a “high-end BlackBerry” with twice the screen resolution of current RIM models. It also has a full-sized headset jack, camera for capturing video, and in general, remains close in form factor to the Curve with a horizontal screen above a trackball and keyboard with one letter per key, the company said.

In the U.S., AT&T Inc. has said it will be the exclusive carrier for the newest release, but the company wouldn’t say precisely when the Bold would be made available.

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