T-Mobile socks it to O2 over BlackBerry launch
Curve 8900 sees early launch on T-Mobile
In a move that will make O2 see red, rival operator T-Mobile has released the BlackBerry Curve 8900 earlier and at a potentially lower price than its rival.
From today, the email-friendly handset is available from T-Mobile stores and online. It’s free when you sign up to one of the firm’s £35 ($52/€39) monthly contracts.
O2 won’t be pleased to hear this, because it’s not planning to let customers get their paws on the phone until next year – 5 January, to be exact.
O2 is also planning to give the handset away for free with certain airtime packages, but as yet it hasn't said how much you'll have to commit yourself to pay each month to get the 8900 for nowt. If it's more than £35 a month, O2 customers may choose to switch to T-Mobile.
Carphone Warehouse is likely to be a little narked too, because it won’t release the 8900 until next week, on 20 December. Its price hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 – codenamed 'Javelin' - is slightly smaller than the recently released Bold, but has a 3.2-megapixel camera, Micro SD memory card slot and Wi-Fi connectivity. It doesn’t support 3G.
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From what I've heard t-mobile have managed to get out first because they've taken handheld code that the other networks didn't want to inflict upon their customers. If it's true and the code on their devices isn't 184.108.40.206 or higher then I'd strongly advise stearing clear. Orange made the same mistake with bold (remember their recall!) and vodafone did it with Storm. Some networks see pre christmas sales as more important that giving their "valued customers" the good quality devices we deserve.
Javelin on T-Mobile.....yipeeeeeee!
not yet on T-Mobile's site as of 3:30PM and their customer service dont know anything....................(i could just stop there)...................about it ;)
r u that ahead of the wave?....good work if so Mr Sherwood...lol.
It is £35 on o2 uk
Just noticed this article and would like to confirm this is also free on £35 per month with o2 uk