T-Mobile recently announced the Aug. 31 release of RIM (Research In Motion) Blackberry Bold 9900, which could become a more expensive device compared to the upcoming Apple iPhone 5.
Apple may maintain its pricing strategy for the upcoming iPhone 5 by introducing the handset at the same price as its predecessor and if that is true then the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be more expensive than Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5.
The cheapest available iPhone 4 is only $199 with a 2-year contract compared to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which will be priced at $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. There is, however, an AT&T GSM iPhone 4 that is priced similar to the new Bold. That iPhone comes with 32GB storage space compared to Bold’s 8GB onboard storage.
RIM’s newest GSM Bold model has been launched by Verizon and Sprint which is $50 less than the T-Mobile version. Even without the rebate, T-Mobile's version of Bold is more expensive than the iPhone 4, which is the most popular smartphone worldwide, based on market share and shipments, ITProPortal reported.
RIM’s 2.8-inch BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with a 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash rear camera, and with features such as Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. The device runs on BlackBerry OS 7.0 and is powered by a 1.2 GHz QC 8655 processor.
The iPhone 5 is expected to arrive sometime in October while a slew of Android-based smartphones from Samsung and HTC are round the corner.