In case you do not know yet, the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is now available in Nigeria. I spotted it a few weeks ago at Slot. BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is one of a number of smartphones from RIM with up to date hardware and BlackBerry 7 OS. However, what caught my attention the most is the steep price. 140 what?
Although Bold Touch 9900 is a great phone with great hardware and has been receiving a lot of positive reviews, it is not worth N150,000 or even the most recent price of N140,000 price, especially when you compare prices from other countries. So, I wonder why the price is this high?
So why is the price so high in Nigeria when people in other countries are buying it cheaper. For example, BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is going for around $700 (N108,000) in the United States. We also spotted Touch 9900 in Indian stores at around 32,500 INR (N109,000). So, why are we paying N30,000 more in Nigeria.
I sincerely hope that this is not the official price that RIM will be selling this phone in Nigeria. So, if you want to buy the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, the best thing is to wait until it falls to around N110,000 or even lower.