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BlackBerry Torch comes to Three

Mobile phone network Three has announced it’s now carrying the BlackBerry Torch 9800, with a cost attached of £249.

The latest flagship handset from Research In Motion arrives with the network on a £35 per month price plan, which is accompanied by 2,000 minutes, 5,000 minutes to any Three phone numbers, 5,000 text messages and a 1GB data allowance.

This also includes the RIM and Three regular bolt-ons, such as free twitter, Windows Live messenger and bundled in access to BlackBerry Messenger and email services.

RIM’s BlackBerry Torch has a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, along with a standard RIM Qwerty keyboard that’s accessible from sliding the screen upwards. On board is a 5 megapixel camera, WIFI and quad-band GSM capabilities, in a 4.37-inch tall phone or 5.83-inches when opened up.

The 9800 also ships with OS 6.0, which brings in a whole host of new features to the handset - most notably, universal search, social networking feeds, WIFI tethering, a Webkit browser with pinch-to-zoom-in abilities – at a SIM free and unlocked price tag of around £470.

Vodafone are also offering the BlackBerry phone on a £35 per month contract, with the 9800 costing £49. Their tariff is only accompanied by 900 minutes, unlimited text messages and a 500MB data allowance on a 24-month plan – where Three's deal includes much more extras.

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