RIM launches the BlackBerry Torch in Australia
Optus Telecom is the first network in Australia to offer the BlackBerry Torch with other networks (Telstra and VHA) to follow in the coming months. It will be available to both business and consumers. Customers will be able to pick up the phone device for $0 upfront on the $79 Optus Cap plan, this includes a $900 call value and mobile internet data, unlimited mobile access to social internet sites and unlimited SMS/MMS to Australian GSM mobiles.
Phil Offer, Marketing Director of Optus Small and Medium Business, said, "As a leading provider of smartphones, our aim is to provide customers with greater choice and exceptional value so it's fitting that we've taken the market lead as the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry Torch in Australia.
The BlackBerry Torch has been an anticipated device in Australia and carriers there are excited to be able to offer it. Research In Motion also issued their press release for the announcement which, you can view on the RIM website.