Verizon Shares Release Plans for BlackBerry Torch 9850

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Sprint added RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 9850 to its lineup late last month, but the smartphone has been taking it’s good, sweet time to show up at Verizon. We’ve seen the 9850 depicted in leaked Verizon promotional material, but haven’t been privy to just when the carrier might introduce the model itself. Today our questions have been answered, with Verizon announcing the Torch 9850’s arrival to its lineup beginning September 8.

Starting this Thursday, you’ll be able to place an order for the 9850 online through Verizon’s site. It will be another week, until September 15, that the smartphone will also be available for sale in brick-and-mortar Verizon stores.

Unlike Sprint, with its 9850 fetching about $150 on-contract, Verizon subscribers will have to pony-up a little more to get their hands on the phone, thanks to sticker price of around $200 with service agreement. That’s unfortunate, but the price doesn’t seem that unreasonable when comparing the hardware – with a 1.2GHz processor, 3.7-inch WVGA screen, and 720p-video-capable camera – against that of some of the Android smartphones Verizon currently carries.

Source: Verizon

Via: CrackBerry

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