Vodafone has announced the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is now available to buy. If you want to get the handset for free, then you'll need to sign up to a £35 per month, 2-year contract or a £40 per month, 18-month contract. Business customers can purchase business price plans from £30 per month.

T-Mobile has also announced it will be offering the new RIM handset, but its pricing comes in a wee bit higher at free from £45 per month.
The Bold follow-up is a slimline QWERTY handset with HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, BlackBerry's push email service, a 3.2-megapixel camera, on-board GPS, media player, 3.5mm headset jack, plus 32GB of memory storage via an interchangeable microSD card.