Tuesday, August 03, 2010 | 3G, Apple, Best Buy Mobile, Blackberry, CDMA, GSM, iPhone, Radio Shack, Research in Motion, Walmart | 1 comments »
AT&T 3G Service is the iPhone's "Achilles Heal"
Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) thinks it might have a challenge for the iPhone unveiling its latest smart phone, named the BlackBerry Torch and available initially exclusively in the United States through AT&T Mobility (T). Is this enough to appease corporate business users to not have iPhone envy any longer? Many long time Blackberry are stuck on AT&T's network with a contract handcuffs and are afraid of the iPhone's horrible dropped call track record. RIM might actually have something to keep its users happy and keep them from moving to Apple.
AT&T said will start offering the phone on Aug. 12 through its retail and online channels as well as through third-party retailers Best Buy, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. Pricing for the Torch will be the now standard $200 after all rebates and a two-year contract and the device will require a data package of either $15 per month for 200 MB or $25 for 2 GB of data transmission.