Today, T-Mobile announced that it would sell the first-ever 4G BlackBerry phone, the Bold 9900, on August 31.
Price tag: $300 with a two-year contract. That’s the most expensive Bold model ever.
That means if you shell out $300 (again — $300!) just so you can have a 4G BlackBerry, it will be outshone by a fancy dual-core phone in no time.
T-Mobile has plenty of excellent 4G phones that come at a reasonable $200 or less. To name a few: The T-Mobile G2x (free with two-year contract), Samsung Galaxy S 4G ($100 with two-year contract, and HTC Sensation 4G ($200 with two-year contract).
The current family of BlackBerry 7 phones are just a holdover until the QNX phones launch. If RIM thinks customers are willing to pay a $100 premium for those devices, it’s in for a big surprise.