The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be released early next week on TELUS (and other carriers). Thanks to one of our tipsters for sending us a pic of the no-contract price and it’s set to be $499.99. This is a clear sign that the device handset prices are dropping and that competition is increasing. Remember when the Bold 9700 launched… this originally came out at the no-contract price of $649.99.
Specs of the 9780 have it with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360), 624 MHz Processor, 512 MB of RAM, runs the new BlackBrry 6 OS and the Webkit browser, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1.
UPDATE: Thanks to one of our tipster who sent us the price plans for the TELUS Bold 9780. Here they are (liking the 3-year promo of $99.99):