BlackBerry Bold Down Under

This one's for our friends in the land down under. Looking at our Site Analytics I know we have at least a few readers from there! :-)

Today, July 29th, marks the BlackBerry Bold's official launch in Australia! Don't get TOO excited though. That just means you'll be able to buy it when carriers make it available. As for pricing and availability, according to APC:

Optus is first off the mark, with the Bold available from August 20 on their standard $79 plan (which includes unlimited BlackBerry data and $300 worth of calls and text) for an additional $10 per month on a 24 month contract - in other words, $89/month.

Telstra says it will have the Bold for "$0 upfront to business customers from late September". However, don't get too excited -- Telstra also pre-announced that it would offer the iPhone on plans as low as $30 a month, but forgot to mention "just as long as you never want to actually use the device." Given a large number of existing BlackBerry customers would be with Telstra, hopefully it will offer pricing that isn't in the same fairy-land league as its iPhone pricing.

Still a long wait mates, but at least ya know when it's coming! Think we'll see any line-ups?

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