The last couple of years RIM have seen troubled times as it market share shrinks dramatically to the likes of the iPhone and Android platform. Besides falling smartphone sales the company has seen its foray into the tablet PC market fail to take off. Today we have news of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 release, as UK pricing is revealed.
We first heard about the BlackBerry Bold 9790 late last year alongside the Curve 9380. Now pricing for the Bold 9790 has been made available for UK consumers, and according to a report on recombu is available for free from £21.50 per month.
Retailer Phones 4U has revealed a variety of contract prices for the new BlackBerry with the £21.50 per month contract available from O2 over two years. This provides 100 minutes of talk time, 500 texts, and 500MB of data and BlackBerry email.
Rival carrier Orange will also let you have the Bold 9790 for free if you agree to a 24 month contract priced at £25 per month, which will provide you with 500 minutes of talk time and 3,000 texts. You will also get 500MB of data with BlackBerry Messenger.
Vodafone also will let you have the handset free with a contract for £36 per month that gives you 300 minutes, 3,000 texts, and 500MB of data that includes BlackBerry. The handset is available to order now for delivery on the 30th of January.
Meanwhile if you want the handset unlocked to any carrier Clove will sell it to you for £342, with a shipping date of January 20th. To recap the Bold 9790 has a 2.45-inch touchscreen with a full size QWERTY keyboard, and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It has 768MB of RAM with 8GB of on-board storage. It will come running BlackBerry OS 7 but will be updated to OS 7.1 in the future.
Are you thinking of buying a new BlackBerry handset?