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O2 Misprice : BlackBerry Torch 9810 Down To £252

This looks like a massive misprice from O2; the mobile phon operator is selling the Blackberry Torch 9810 on a 24 month contract for £13.50 per month, a price that can be cut by another £3 by taking out the data cost.

More importantly, unlike other newly released handsets, the Torch 9810 doesn't come with a one off cost which can reach £180 depending on the handset. The toal cost of ownership of the handset is therefore £252.

In comparison, the smartphone - which was release in the second half of last year - retails on PAYG for £350 and sells SIM free for £358. The contract includes 50 minutes and 250 texts but the deal is essentially giving you a phone (albeit one locked to O2) for free on a two year interest free credit.

It comes with a single core TI OMAP 3410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 768MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 640 by 480, 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, an optical trackpad, a slide out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, a five-megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities, a 1270mAh battery and up to 54 hours music playback.

As expected, the phone runs on BlackBerry OS 7.0 which features real-time social messaging as well as BlackBerry Messenger.

Source : O2

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