The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is coming to Canada, just not as fast as expected. Bell and Virgin have pushed this back until October 1st, TELUS has remained silent on the matter and Rogers has stuck to their guns about launching on the original date of September 24th.
Thanks to one of our tipsters for letting us know about an internal bulletin that went out tonight. Here’s the deal. Rogers will launch the Torch 9800 on the 24th through online ordering but the physical device will not be available for sale at retail locations. The Torch will “begin arriving” at stores during the week of September 27th and units will be in short supply but stores can take orders.
Pricing is as follows:
MTM SRP $559.99
1 Year SRP $559.99
2 Year SRP $559.99 (voice only)
2 Year SRP $529.99 (voice+data)
3 Year SRP $499.99 (voice only)
3 Year SRP $449.99 (voice + data)
3 Year SRP $199.99 (promo v+d)
**Promotional price available to 3 year Voice and Data activations with a minimum combined monthly service fee of $45, or 3 year Voice Plan & 3 year Data Sharing Plan, or 3 year Voice & Data Sharing Plan or 3 year $40 Blackberry Social Networking Plan.