Available to pre-order now
We have an idea of the SIM free price for the BlackBerry 9720 since it is now available to pre-order from Expansys. Carphone Warehouse has the BlackBerry 9720 in their 'Coming Soon' section and will have it available on all U.K. carriers (except EE since it's not a 4G device). There is still no release date mentioned but you can pre-order through the website.
Looking at the prices the cheapest offering is from O2 at £11 ($17) a month on a 24 month contract with no up front fee. However, this will only give you 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. The best deal in terms of data is probably with T-Mobile UK for £15.50 ($24) a month, no upfront fee. With this plan you get 1GB of data, 50 minutes and 250 texts. Not too bad if you don't call or text much. Since it's running on BIS, 1GB may be more than enough anyway.
Carphone Warehouse currently has the white and black models available for pre-order. The BlackBerry 9720 will come in other colors - blue, pink and purple, we'll probably see these come out a month or so after the initial release.
While the BlackBerry 9720 it not something I will personally get as I'm very much content with my Q10, I am curious to see how this little guy will do.
If you're still carrying a BlackBerry OS device, is the BlackBerry 9720 something you would get? Or would you just go BlackBerry 10? Sound off in the comments.
For more information on the BlackBerry 9720, you can check out our 9720 page, for previously leaked images, videos and more.