Vodafone bags UK first for BlackBerry Torch 9800
Supplier starts shipping soon
Mobile giants Vodafone is the first UK network to offer the BlackBerry Torch 9800.
With the device advertised on Vodafone's website, customers can register interest, but dates and pricing aren't yet available.
Reports suggest O2 UK will also stock the Torch 9800, with test units already running O2 SIM cards. Although there is no official report on this, O2 store staff claim the device will arrive very soon.
With AT&T first to sell units in the US from August 12, one would hope to see a similar release date here.
There's no information yet to how much the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will set you back, but prices start Stateside at $200 (£126).®
Choose o2 choose crap.
The reason o2 do it is so people actually have a reason to use their truly awful network - rubbish 3G, constant network problems (as of the past 6 months anyway), expensive and with horrid customer 'service' department (every time I get off the phone with them I feel like I’ve been serviced alright!) -- But hey! At least you can get a decent phone (and Sean Bean always sounds cool too). I love my Pre but hate o2, unfortunately as I want a Torch to replace my current phone I guess I'm stuck with them for the time being.
gawd, if only those pesky operators wouldn't let places like the Apple store, Carphone Warehouse, Expansys, and who knows how many OTHER places that let you buy a mobile with whatever contract (or lack thereof) you might wish....
Oh, the phones do cost more without a contract, don't they?
Blackberry - the phone that will work anywhere outside the middle east and, it looks likely, India.
All data sent to Canada - provided to the USA for analysis but not to non-friendly governments. The NSA have had it too easy for too long.
This phone is too little, too late. Apparently you can get a iPhone 4 for £99 on a £35 a month contract with a free rubber surround so it works properly...
Why do they do these stupid deals with the operators?
I want the freedom to choose network and device and wil not go to one network jsut because it has a phone I want. Damn you!
also coming to Orange
looks like it will be available on Orange too...