Optus Gets First Dibs On New BlackBerry Models In Australia

Research In Motion only announced the Torch 9860 and Bold 9900 models yesterday, but Optus is already lining up for Australian release. The two new models will go on sale through Optus from September 1.

There's no pricing details as yet, but you can pre-register on the Optus site for updates and the phones, running the updated BlackBerry 7 OS, will be on sale online from mid-August. I don't imagine Optus will get a long-term exclusive on the handsets, so we'll keep an eye on what happens with Telstra and Vodafone.

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Comments

    I really hope Telstra follows suit faster than usual. I've put some handset replacements on hold until we can get these.

    Makes sense, Optus is mostly irrelevant these days, as is RIM, so it's a perfect match.

    YEY BLACKBERRY :)

    ...nah, jut kidding :p

    Hey, remember when people still bought Blackberrys?

    Yeah, neither does RIM.

    I still use one :)

    Absolutely irreplaceable device.

    definitely ganna grab the Bold 9900.

    LOL RIM seriously? why are you bothering anymore?? Good luck Optus with trying to sell the stock... i'm waiting for the iPhone 5.. a real smartphone. Thanks Apple for listening to what consumers actually want.

      yes because iphones are so safe, dont rack up huge internet bills for those who dont use them correctly, arent more likely to drop calls than a BB or more likely to break.

      not at all.

      rberg, you're just a product of the apple propoganda advertising euphoria, noob

        bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
        anyway i can't wait for next release..

        remember people used to get Nokia .. and remember people used to get iphone just to communicate. now it's just a fad.. a cheap fad that is..

    iPhone is great, dont get me wrong, but it aint the best.....Credit to Apple's marketing teams/campaigns (The best in the business), for making the world believe that this is the best phone out.

    I bet you that if Apple were to market the crap out of any mobile (touch or non touch), you would think that is the best too, just like the rest of the herd...."Be brave to be yourself, and walk the other way..." - Your Choice.

    Looking forward to the new blackberry phones!!

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