Walmart puts a $199.99 price tag on the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for new Sprint customers

Walmart puts a $199.99 price tag on the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for new Sprint customers
There are some of you out there that cringed when we reported that Sprint (and Verizon too, for that matter), had priced the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 at $249.99 with a 2-year contract. Leave it to Walmart, though, to come up with lower prices. Currently taking pre-orders for the unit, the discount retailer will sell the BlackBerry Bold 9930 to new Sprint customers for $199.99, a $50 cut from the price that the carrier is charging for the device. For those current Sprint account holders willing to affix their John Hancock to a 2-year contract, Walmart will part with the phone for $219.99 which is a $30 savings from Sprint's price.
There is no shipping date listed for the BlackBerry Bold 9930, although it is expected to launch via Sprint on Sunday. For those who are unfamiliar with the device, it has the same large form factor as the BlackBerry Bold 9000 with the same wonderful QWERTY keyboard widened by 6%. It is the thinnest 'Berry yet produced and offers a 2.8 inch responsive touchscreen with resolution of 480 x 640. A 1.2GHz single-core processor lies under the hood along with 768MB of RAM. The 5MP camera on back captures video at 720p and a microSD slot accepts cards up to 32GB in capacity (a 2GB card is included with the phone). BlackBerry 7 OS is aboard, bringing a newly improved WebKit browser which renders pages 40% faster than the WebKit browser on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Until the BlackBerry Colt gallops out of the gate in Q1 of 2012 as expected, this is RIM's flagship phone of the moment.


Walmart has just started taking pre-orders for the all touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9850. The discount retailer will charge $99.99 for new Sprint customers signing up for 2 years, a nice $50 discount. For existing Sprint customers ready to re-up for another 2 years, the discount is much less as the phone will cost $141.99.

source: Walmart (1), (2) via SprintFeed, Crackberry

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