Always wanted a BlackBerry but found them a little too rich for your blood? Orange is about to change that...
Using a wonderful thing called logic, the telco has today announced it will be exclusively launching the ever-so-excellent-if-slightly-old Pearl 8120 as a PAYG handset.
For those unfamiliar with this little beauty (and too lazy to click the review link above) it's an eminently user friendly candybar with SureType keyboard, integrated FaceBook, MySpace, Flickr and IM software, a 2MP camera, WiFi and multimedia playback. At £145 it's rather more affordable than your usual RIM offering during these recession-y days and Orange is being a good sport by offering its BlackBerry Internet Service for just £5pm.
Speaking out on the release is Orange PAYG director Pippa Dunn "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." Two thirds! Wow.
You can snap up the PAYG BlackBerry 8120 immediately - the only caveat being: is it really a good idea to look like a banker these days?!