Is anyone going to bother with the Torch 9810 and Arc S? They've just hit Three and Vodafone respectively, where you're looking at spending over £30/month on-contract. When RIM's got QNX-laden phones just 'round the corner, you'd have to be pretty desperate for a 'Berry to get one of these.
Of course, some could argue you'd have to be desperate to buy any BlackBerry, but I have very fond memories of their emailing system (and quality hardware build) so won't be stooping that far. You can, if you wish. I might even chuckle a little. Maybe!
As a reminder, BlackBerry's equivalent of the surf 'n turf (when you really can't decide between land and sea), the Torch 9810 has a 3.2-inch touchscreen with the slide-out keyboard, and a 1.2GHz chip. There's 8GB of onboard storage, and it's running OS 7 with the spiffy new Liquid Graphics browser and otherwise-improved work/life management.
Three's just started stocking it, where it'll cost from £30 per month for 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB of monthly data allowance.
Meanwhile, Sony Ericsson's Arc S has cropped up at Vodafone, where the very thin (8.8mm, so slimmer than the iPhone 4) handset will set you back from £31 for 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB (250MB! 250MB!) per month. [Three and Vodafone via Recombu]