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AT&T and Sprint Launches Three BlackBerry 7-based Smartphones

Written on August 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Blackberry Torch 9810, Bold 9930, and Torch 9850: Now reaching the store shelves.

As planned, three of and Sprint’s 7-based smartphones are now available in various store shelves. Sprint has made the largest launch and shipped the along with the BlackBerry devices in a very affordable pricing. The Torch can be purchased online for $150 with a contract, while the (with contract) will be available for only $200. Although the two manufacturers confirmed this pricing as official, several US carriers are still panning to sell the smartphones for $50 more on average.

On the other hand, AT&T has just made its second-generation 4G BlackBerry available in the market, but hasn’t revealed any shipping dates for the Bold. The is said to be the least expensive device so far, with its price tag of $50 (with contract).

The three handsets run on the same 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and brings a five-megapixel camera. However, they still differ from each other in terms of displays and keyboards. The Blackberry Torch 9810 gets a 3.25-inch, 640×480 display and a five-megapixel camera with autofocus; while the Torch 9850 features a 3.5-inch, 480×800 display with a touch-only option. Bold 9900, the thinnest and smallest among the group, brings a 2.8-inch, 640×480 screen display with no autofocus camera, but offers an interactive QWERTY keyboard.

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