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BlackBerry Touch a.k.a. Monza/Monaco pops up for sale in Dubai; can be yours for $1500

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BlackBerry Touch a.k.a. Monza/Monaco pops up for sale in Dubai; can be yours for $1500
BlackBerry Touch a.k.a. Monza/Monaco pops up for sale in Dubai; can be yours for $1500
The BlackBerry Touch, or Monza, or whatever its real name may be, has yet to make its debut on the market, but nevertheless, somebody managed to sneak out a pre-sale unit for themselves. However, it seems like they are not keeping it – the said BlackBerry Touch smartphone is now for sale on Dubizzle, which appears to be Dubai's alternative to Craigslist.

The BlackBerry Touch, or Blackberry Storm 3, as it is listed online, can be purchased for 5,500 dirhams, which is roughly about $1500. We hope you would agree that this is a bit too excessive of a price for a smartphone that is not guaranteed to be in full working condition, but we are sure that there are plenty of RIM fans out there willing to drop that much cash just to have the handset before anybody else. What you would get for your money is a device packing a 3.7-inch display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm chipset, 5-megapixel camera, and all of that topped by BlackBerry OS 7.0.

source: Dubizzle via CrackBerryForums


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posted on 19 Jul 2011, 05:48

1. Som Varman (unregistered)


in $1500 you can get many phones

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 06:14

3. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


u can get 2 galaxy s II or 3 optimus 2x

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 06:11 1

2. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


I've seen Chinese KIRF phones that look better this unit. Hopefully the production unit doesn't look so cheap.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 06:17 2

4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I've played around with this phone and it's a very good phone! The body is very sturdy and it feels like a quality handset. The touch screen feels very good and high-end. The OS seems quite stable too!

It's definitely the best of the new Blackberries devices and is a suitable alternative to people who are used to high-end touchscreen devices.

All that being said, I seriously doubt whether it's worth $1500!! For that price there are tons of alternative devices on other platforms that are better supported and have a wider variety and better quality of apps!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 08:52 2

5. CDC (unregistered)


that thing is ugly!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 13:25

6. vzwbb21 (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)


doesn't every pre-released high end phone that goes on some form of a bidding site where the price is outrageously high?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 23:37

7. Gawain (Posts: 375; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


I don't know why people's jaws are dropping over this kind of stuff. Remember when the BlackBerry "Javelin" (aka Curve 8900) pre-production unit that sold for $17,000.00 on eBay...that was just a couple years ago.

In a way, it shows how the mighty have fallen a bit. This handset definitely has my interest though.

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