RIM now allows you to trade-up to BlackBerry 7 OS devices

RIM now allows you to trade-up to BlackBerry 7 OS devices
Back in February, we reported how RIM had started a trade-up plan for U.S. BlackBerry owners. Canadian owners were added to the plan in April, as we told you. Using the plan's web site, a BlackBerry owner gets a quote on a new BlackBerry phone after figuring out what they will receive for their trade-in. Up to 5 old BlackBerry models at a time can be traded-in and the value of the trade-in depends on what type of condition the trade is in. Not all BlackBerry models are being accepted, and not all 'Berry units can be purchased with the trade-in, which will give buyers anywhere from $75 to $120 toward a new BlackBerry. Once you agree to the terms, you mail in your old phone.

The good news for 'Berry users today is that RIM is adding to its models that you can purchase with a trade-in to include the new BlackBerry 7 OS handsets. Just remember that the discount will be applied to a full non-subsidized price of the model that you want. If you are not up for a 2-year contract renewal, trading in that old BlackBerry to grab a discount would certainly be worth it. One caveat. The program is available only in North America and Australia.

RIM currently offers three BlackBerry 7 OS phones, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and the BlackBerry Torch 9810. The new OS includes the second-generation BlackBerry WebKit browser, said to be 40% faster than the first-gen version. Unlike past 'Berry browsers which always seemed to get indigestion from JavaScript, the new software eats it up.

source: BlackBerryOS



1. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Wow, if only my wife hadnt of dropped my bb, which is why im stuck with this crappy zio, my how things work.......oh yeah first!!!!

2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Are they working with carriers at all or does RIM just expect everyone to trade in a phone for an unsubsidized new BB? Save for some desperate crackberry loyalists, I can't see many screwing around with this. I haven't bothered to look at their website yet, just asking the friendly readers if they know any more Not sure if other carriers do it the same way, if at all, but Sprint buys back most older devices for credit towards new one. Maybe it's not as much as what they're offering, but if you're due for an upgrade at 22 months, might as well skip going directly through blackberry altogether

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

We're not friendly, go away!

4. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Umm, who was that directed to?!?

5. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Oh dear jesus....i just notticed the line in wumberpebs post, my apoligies, please excuse the stupid question

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i got a look at the new bold? at the sprint store. i must admit its a looker. looks better than most of the phones in store. i wonder why rim doesn't make phones for android>

7. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

because thats like mcdonalds making burger king fries for them

8. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Because BB is their OS numbnutz

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