As of today Vodafone customers are able to purchase the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone on various price plans. The operator is offering the powerful device for free on the Anytime 600 data plan for £35 a month on a 24-month contract. Customers will not only receive the device, but will also be entitled to 600 minutes talktime, unlimited texts and data/Internet access with a 500 MBs per month fair usage policy. In addition business customers can get hold of a BlackBerry Bold by signing up to a Vodafone Total Business price plan, which allows users to share minutes, texts and email bundles.
Vodafone joins Orange in shipping the device, with RIM expecting all other network providers to follow suite. The BlackBerry Bold is the first BlackBerry to boast HSDPA internet speeds. Other features include Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, a large half-VGA colour display and the ability to view and edit your Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.