Rogers lowers the Bold 9900 to a more suitable $199 pricing, but still requires a 3-year contract

Rogers lowers the Bold 9900 to a more suitable $199 pricing, but still requires a 3-year contract
Whenever we see smartphones priced well above the $200 on-contract mark, there’s obviously something that they need to pack on in order to be somewhat valued by consumers – like 4G LTE connectivity for example. However, there’s no hiding the fact that some people out there irked by the fact that we’re seeing $250 and up prices with the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

Previously, like many of the wireless operators around the globe selling the Bold 9900, Rogers initially priced their model at $249.99, but they've actually just reduced the price by $50. Now that it’s flaunting a $199.99 price point, it’s undeniable that people are going to be attracted to it even more. However, it’s worth noting that you’ll be tied down to a 3-year contract with Rogers – so that's where the pickle comes into play.

Seeing that they’ve begun to make the move first, we’re curious to see whether other carriers will adopt the new pricing. At $200 on-contract, it’s by far a better sell in the eyes of most consumers.

source: Rogers via MobileSyrup

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Bold 9900
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. caclark724

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 24, 2010

but really...who wants to be tied into a 3 YEAR contract on a Blackberry that will get another system overhaul in Q1 of 2012 with Blackberry Colt, a QNX Device and then Blackberry 7 will be no more. Seems silly but i guess we will see what happens

3. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

thats why i have Monthly 4g no contracts

7. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

That is Canadian Carrier's standard length for a contract...

2. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

A one year contract would be perfect

4. Andy unregistered

Who would even buy a blackberry. There going to be out of business pretty soon. Complete garbage from RIM.

8. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not true... they will be around for a while, this will be a major upgrade for all upcoming blackberry device

6. rex0422

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I hate those three year contract, I rather go with other phones, without three year contract.

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