Recently we told you how AT&T would soon start offering the BlackBerry Torch 9810 for just $49.99 as part of a two-year deal, today we have details regarding two Sprint-bound BlackBerry smartphones, both of which will hit the U.S. carrier on August 21.
Both the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and the BlackBerry Bold 9930 are headed to Sprint, the 9850 will cost $149.99 with a two-year agreement and takes into account a $50 mail-in rebate, as for the 9930 this will cost you $249.99 and there is no mention of a mail-in rebate – if you are an existing Sprint customer who is due an upgrade you should be eligible for the same deals.
In terms of agreements you will require a $10 Premium Data add-on charge and one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, these start at just $69.99 per month, according to CrackBerry when you compare Sprint’s plans to Verizon’s unlimited talk, text and 2GB of web plan it is $39.99 per month cheaper (for Sprint customers), if you compare the pricing to Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web you save $9.99 per month, which shows just how competitive Sprint’s prices are.
Both of these new smartphones are well-worth checking out as they are massive jump for Research in Motion, the Torch 9850 is an all-touch smartphone with a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, we see this as a rival to iPhone-like smartphones and with a 5 megapixel camera, a 1.2GHz processor and Liquid Graphics the $149.99 price tag sounds appealing. The Bold 9930 is more like previous BlackBerry smartphones, imagine taking the BlackBerry Bold 9700, improving its physical keyboard, giving it a touch-screen display, NFC, a thinner design and much better processing power and the device you are left with is the Bold 9900!
As you would expect these BlackBerrys are packed full with features, you can add up to 10 business and personal email accounts and there is support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you can edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents using DataViz Docs To Go Premium also if you are a BlackBerry PlayBook owner you can link it to your shiny new BlackBerry using BlackBerry Bridge. There is a lot more to talk about so if you are interested check out this link for 9930 info and this link for 9850 info.
Will you buy either of these smartphones from Sprint? If so, which will you choose?