Pricing for the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 has been disclosed, as UK retailers begin taking pre-orders for the slimmest-ever BlackBerry phone.
The svelte 10.5mm thick handset is available free from £30.64 per month on T-Mobile and from a shade over £35 per month on Orange, Vodafone and O2. Three, which is also set to sell the handset, has yet to unveil its offering.
According to our source at BuyMobilePhones.net, pre-orders taken now are expected to be despatched between the middle to the end of August.
Touted as a spiritual successor to the Bold 9700, the new addition to Research In Motion’s range of messaging marvels is the first to feature the all-new BlackBerry OS 7 operating system, which brings with it an enhanced browser and voice activated searches for the web and users’ content.
In keeping with BlackBerry's move away from pure business devices to handsets with more mass-market appeal, it’s also home to a feature dubbed BlackBerry Balance to make it easier to keep your work and home life separate, plus a five-megapixel camera with 720p HDvideo recording and a 2.8-inch touchscreen.
And of course, because this is a BlackBerry you’ll also get the advanced email smarts for which the handsets are rightly famed, as well as physical QWERTY keyboard for speedily tapping out texts and mails.