Give it a few weeks and then look for the Bold in the sale bin, next to the HP TouchPad
The BlackBerry Bold may be out of the smartphone game before it even gets into it.
T-Mobile USA said today that it will sell RIM's latest flagship phone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, for $299.99--after a $50 mail-in rebate. That follows the Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel variant of the smartphone, the Bold 9930, which will retail for $249.99 at both carriers.
But when the bar for a vast majority of smartphones--even high-end ones such as Apple'siPhone--is set at $200, and you go over, that's a problem.