Good news if you're an AT&T
subscriber planning on picking up a BlackBerry
Torch for the holidays. The wireless carrier has gone and cut the price of Research In Motion'
s Torch device by 50 percent, presumably to make room for three new phones built around Microsoft
's Windows Phone 7 Platform, according to reports.
"It's a promotion for the holiday season," AT&T spokeswoman Kate Tellier said. "It's usual to do this around the holidays."
The BlackBerry Torch now runs $100 with a 2-year service contract, down from its initial selling price of $200 when it launched in August. Features include a 3.2-inch HVGA+ touchscreen, user selectable font size, 512MB of onboard memory, 4GB eMMC + 4GB media card (expandable to 32GB), slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP camera, and a 1300 mAH battery good for up to 5.5 hours of talk time (GSM).