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    Hi all,

    FYI. See link.

    take care,

    Jay

    Pricey New BlackBerry Has Way Too Many Caveats
    By Mike Isaac August 17, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    Pricey New BlackBerry Has Way Too Many Caveats | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

    With its hefty price tag and software quickly approaching its sell-by date, the upcoming Bold 9900 from RIM isnít bold, itís brash.

    RIM announced the Bold 9900ís pending release Wednesday morning, and itís one of five new smartphones RIM will debut before yearís end. On paper, the Bold 9900 looks like a strong smartphone contender. It runs the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, RIMís latest software update to the mobile platform.

    Itís also a hybrid device, so those who donít want to lose a QWERTY keyboard to a new touchscreen can have both. And it runs on T-Mobileís 4G network, which has decent enough data upload and download speeds.

    But then you see the price tag, and it starts to fall apart.

    The Bold costs a whopping $350 off the shelf, and thatís after a two-year service contract with T-Mobile. Even industry-leading Apple and Google arenít charging that much for handsets. The priciest iPhone with 32 gigs of storage costs $300 with a Verizon contract, while most Android phones weíve seen on contract will run you $200 to $250, max.
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    RIM just shot themselves in the foot.
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    They pulled an HP with their entry price... No worries though, in a month or less the price will drop haha.
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    Read the Engadget review of (one of) these new RIM phones while waiting in line at Chipotle yesterday. Although they tried to put in as many positives as they could (blog sites donít want to alienate manufacturersÖ Öor readers that are fans of a manufacturer) it was the most negatively reviewed phone Iíve read in a long time.

    If all you want is a BB style (slab with full keyboard) phone for email, they look good. But beyond that they canít hold up against any of the other phone options, imo.

    -Suntan

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