AT&T has dropped the cost of two RIM models in its lineup. The price cut for the BlackBerry Bold is no surprise — it was released last year — but the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has been on the market for just a few weeks.
The Bold debuted in November at $300 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. This smartphone is now available for $200 under the same conditions.
A price reduction after a model has been on the market for 7 months isn’t surprising, but the BlackBerry Curve 8900 was released by AT&T in mid May, but it’s price has already dropped by $50. It is now $150 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.
As this model lacks support for this carrier’s 3G network, it appears quite possible it wasn’t selling well at its original cost, and AT&T has therefore reduced it.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 9000
The Bold offers a half-VGA (480 by 320 pixel) display, robust support for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, and support for the tri-band HSDPA high-speed 3G networks around the world.
This BlackBerry includes 1 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 2 MPx camera, and aGPS.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Curve 8900
The Curve 8900 uses RIM’s standard tablet design, with a keyboard below its 2.44-inch, HVGA+ (480 by 360 pixel) display. The 8900 is the thinnest and lightest BlackBerry with a full keyboard.
It also also has a 512 MHz processor, GPS receiver, microSD card slot, 3.2 MPx camera, and 1400 mAHr battery.