Orange announced recently that it planned on offering in the very near future the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone to its Pay As You Go (PAYG) customers. The handset, known to be able to deliver great email, organizer, messaging, web browsing and multimedia capabilities, is announced to feature a price tag of £145.
Moreover, the carrier's customers will be able to acquire a BlackBerry Internet Service that would provide them with email, messaging and web access while on the go. According to the mobile phone operator, it decided to make this move as a result of a growing demand for a BlackBerry smartphone that would feature the PAYG service.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 can be easily set up and it allows users to connect to Facebook, MySpace, Flickr as well as to Windows Live Messenger (MSN Instant Messenger), offering them an easy solution to always stay in touch with friends. At the same time, webmail users are not left out, as they can access Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail.
“With nearly two thirds of UK mobile customers now using pay as you go, we are really pleased to be bringing one of the most popular email and multimedia devices to the masses as the first operator to offer BlackBerry on pay as you go in the UK. At Orange, we’ve always been known for innovation and great value, and with the launch of this service, we continue to lead the market – giving UK pay as you go customers the choice they deserve,” stated Pippa Dunn, director of Pay As You Go, Orange UK.
The Orange PAYG BlackBerry smartphone offer is available for customers who acquire a BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for £145, exclusively at Orange in indigo. At the same time, they can also opt for one of the carrier's existing PAYG Animal packages, which provide a choice of free rewards before opting for Orange’s PAYG BlackBerry Internet Service for only £5 per month.
The smartphone comes with a chic styling, which is complemented by full BlackBerry
handset capabilities, including a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi for wireless access to the Internet, as well as a media player supporting both MP3 and video files. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 has been built to offer users full options.