Although T-Mobile USA has promised to release the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in the near future, it hasn’t revealed what it plans to charge for this upcoming smartphone. That hasn’t stopped this information from leaking out, however.
According to an unconfirmed report, this carrier is going to ask $200 for this smartphone with a two-year contract. Those who don’t want to sign up for a T-Mobile contract will have lower monthly service payments, but will have to pay more for this device: $450. An installment plan will also be an option: $22.50 per month for 20 months.
UPDATE: These prices have been confirmed.
This carrier also hasn’t given a specific date for the release of its version of this BlackBerry. Leaked information says that this will be Nov. 16.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 9700
The Bold2 will have the same general design as its predecessor, including a QWERTY keyboard, but with a new look. It will be smaller than the original, and also have a slightly smaller screen, but at the same HVGA resolution. In place of a trackball will be an optical trackpad.
It is going to run BlackBerry OS 5.0 on a 624 MHz processor, and will have RIM’s standard suite of productivity and entertainment software.
This phone will include a microSD card slot, and be bundled with a 2 GB memory card for storing music, video, and other files.It will also include a 3.2 MPx camera, a GPS receiver and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be a quad-band GSM phone, with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. Naturally, the T-Mobile version will support this carrier’s unique 3G frequency. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Coming to AT&T, Too
AT&T has also announced plans to release its own version the Bold2 later this month.
This carrier will also ask $200 for it, with a two-year voice and data plan and a $100 mail-in-rebate.
Source: Phone Arena