The Torch 9800 release dates have been all over the board through the various carriers. September 24th, October 1st and now September 30th. There has been no communication on what the actual cause of the delay was… however the newest BlackBerry touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard will be here soon enough from the carrier of your choice.
To keep people interested Virgin has created an offer that sees the first 50 people to purchase online will get a BlackBerry Wireless HS-500 headset for free (this is valued at $80). Also, Virgin has now confirmed and pushed their launch date up to September 30th.
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