Want to know how much a BlackBerry Bold costs?

The smartphone wars continue to rage between Apple and Research In Motion, and when it comes right down to the nitty gritty you need to look inside these mobile handsets to get to grips with just who may come out on top.

So market research company iSuppli decided to do an analysis of the BlackBerry Bold’s guts, and the analysts teardown of the BlackBerry Bold revealed the parts and materials use to construct the BlackBerry Bold cost $158.16 and when you add on an extra $11.25 for assembly and testing you come out with an overall price of $169.41.

Britain, Canada, France, India and others already have the BlackBerry bold and it is expected in the States soon with AT&T expecting to retail the Bold at $300 on 2 year agreement, while Rogers in Canada sell the Bold for the equivalent of $254.

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2 thoughts on “Want to know how much a BlackBerry Bold costs?”

  1. iJah420 says:

    RIM is to little to late.

    Soon this will be campuses xross the country.

    RIM will be soiling themselves when they read this……

    RIM IS the Company that needs to WORRY…. HELLO!!

    This is why RIM will fall by the wayside…

    1. Blackberies and M$FT are…… “So Yesterday!!”
    2. Apple Rocks! Face It College kids KNOW. THEY ACTUALLY USE THE STUFF!
    3. “Widoze SUCKS” but you can install it on a Macbook. :/ ….. YUK!! but u can do it.
    4th and final.. NO company can stop this TIDAL WAVE of iPhone/iPod Touch.

    iPhone, iPod Touch Takes Over at Texas University

    Posted 17 October 2008 @ 7am in News

    The students at ACU were the lucky recipients of either an iPhone 3G or iPod Touch plus a collection of Web Apps written by ACU. This is just one example of an upswing in Apple sales to educational organizations which in recent years has been in decline. Apple’s sales have eclipsed Dell, which used to rank first in education sales.

    The use of Apple hardware at ACU is part of the university’s Mobile Learning and the Connected Campus program. It was open to over 1,000 students and faculty. The equipment was supplied by the university, but in the case of the iPhone 3G, the student and/or their parents had to select and pay for their own cellular calling plan. ACU received an award from Campus Technology as an innovator in Mobile Learning for their program.

    iPhone/iPod distribution was designed to allow students to leave their laptops at home when they go to class. Faculty was trained to develop curricula that incorporates the use of these devices by adding podcasts, flashcards, polls, and live assessments for use in classes across the ACU campus. Students were also encouraged to use Google apps over the internet for their class work. The web apps created for ACU students are polished. One, called mymobile, tracks classes in which a student is enrolled, stats about the class (professors name, etc.) and map of the college campus so you can find out how to get to the class. The college is also making extensive use of the iTunes U section of the iTunes Store. According to the Campus Technology website:

    “Internal marketing on the program is already in place. To help students (and other faculty members) prepare for the deployment, faculty and education technologists have communicated their vision through a special blog, a unique mobile learning web portal, and a student-produced film that, as of May 15, had been downloaded more than 25,000 times.

    “Bill Rankin, director of mobile learning and a professor of English, says that while this film has helped introduce newcomers and potential business partners to the program, the process of developing it yielded some unforeseen benefits as well: The video has encouraged faculty and students to re-imagine the learning process in bold new ways, and to buy into that vision earlier than they may have otherwise. ‘One strength of moving mobility at ACU has been putting educators and developers in the same room,’ says Rankin.”

    iJah420 says….In a nutshell Apple Thinks Different!!! AND with or WITHOUT Jobs the fact remains they have something that is Insanely GREAT!!