UPDATE: TELUS BlackBerry Bold 9780 price plans revealed

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):