AT&T is first to offer RIM’s new Blackberry Bold Smartphone. The Bold is one of RIM’s most capable Smartphone’s to date and is available for $300 as of today.

There are many new Smartphone’s available today, but many of them aren’t offering advanced features such as Wi-Fi, GPS and a high-resolution camera in one package. We were expecting a range of devices to become available in the U.S. before the end of the year, but recently heard that SonyEricsson’s Xperia X1 as well as Nokia’s 5800 will slip into Q1 2009; Garmin’s nuvifone is even further out and will not arrive before Q3 2009.

The biggest interest in the Smartphone arena has been about the Blackberry Bold and Storm models. A release date for the Storm, which will be available through Verizon Wireless, has not been released, but the Bold is now sold through AT&T. Priced at $300 (that price is only valid if you choose to subscribe to both a $40+ per month voice plan as well as a $30+ per month data plan), Storm comes in a traditional Blackberry form factor, a QWERTY keyboard and a “Pearl” trackball.

AT&T noted that the Bold comes pre-installed with several “popular” applications. You will also have access to games, music and video content as well as “tens of thousands” of other choices.