Looking for a cheap Blackberry? If this is the case, we have good news for you. The Blackberry Curve 9320 cost under £100, as RIM struggles to sell its smartphones.
Phones4U is selling the handset for a mere £99, which is approximately £50 cheaper compared to its Android counterparts. This is definitely a bargain, considering the handset was released only six months back. Contract deals are cheap too. If you sign up for a 2-year contract, you pay as low as £10.50 a month and you get the 9320 for free.
The Curve 9320 is a decent handset, which sports a button dedicated for the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) that instantly gives you access to the highly popular mobile IM. It also comes with Twitter and Facebook apps pre-installed. At £99, this is definitely a bargain.
It looks like the ailing Canadian phone maker is getting desperate. It has cut down the price of the Curve 9320 to try and get back the market shares it has lost to Apple’s iPhone and Android handsets. Currently, RIM’s market share has fallen to just 8% from 19% last year. It’s much worse in the US, with RIM’s market share dropping to a mere 2%.
The Canadian firm has a lot riding on Blackberry 10 (BB10), the company’s next generation OS. RIM will be launching BB10 in the 30th of January alongside 2 new handsets running the software. Although it remains to be seen if Blackberry 10 will allow RIM to get back in the game, it seems to be confident. Thorsten Heins, RIM CEO, made a bold claim that Blackberry 10 devices will replace laptops.
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