A quick snippet of information has come to light today for those faithful to BlackBerry and the Sprint network in equal measures – the carrier has just announced that they are to be offering the latest devices from RIM, by way of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850, but sadly didn’t specify exactly when they would be available.
Needless to say, lack of word from the horse’s mouth has never stopped the rest of the community coming to their own well-weighted conclusions and today is no different. According to reports from within the market, both devices are pencilled in to make their first public appearance this very week at the latest.
If that wasn’t enough, the same kind souls have been generous enough to throw into the mix the retail process to expect, with the Torch 9850 attaching a price of $149 with the usual 24-month contract, or $449 for those preferring to fly solo. The Bold 9930 on the other hand will require $29 to be handed over to Sprint for a 2-year contract, while the commitment-free handset will command a price of $499.
As for the pricing of the BlackBerry Bold 9930, it cost a bit more than the Torch 9850 as you can grab it from Sprint for a $249 based on that 2-year contract of course, or without commitment the handset will set you back $499.
The new devices join an ever-growing RIM arsenal that is only set to explode further in size before the end of 2011, putting up a solid fight in advance of such launches as the iPhone 5 and the Motorola Droid Bionic.