BlackBerry Torch half-price at Amazon

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Read our BlackBerry Torch 9800 review, loving the touchscreen/QWERTY combo but unwilling or unable to stump up the $200 AT&T are asking in-store?  Amazon have the answer, with a $550 instant discount on the Torch's list price, bringing it down to $99.99 or just half of what AT&T want.

That's of course assuming you're content signing up to a two-year agreement, with the usual data package and voice plan.  Alternatively, Amazon are selling the Torch contract-free, though you'll need to find $599.99 if that's your preferred option; we're guessing it's still SIM-locked to AT&T, too, though that's not clear from the retailer's listing.

The Torch has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and WiFi b/g/n, along with triband UMTS/HSPA and Bluetooth.  It runs the latest version of RIM's OS, BlackBerry 6, which you can see demonstrated in the video below.

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[Thanks Toby!]