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BlackBerry Torch
BlackBerry Torch
Component cost: $171.05
Price without contract: $499.99
Price with contract: $199.99
Lowest available price: $99.99 (Amazon.com, Wirefly)

The $200 price point surprised a number of people, given that Research In Motion's top-of-the-line BlackBerry doesn't match up all that well with the features and app availability of its high-end smartphone rivals, especially the iPhone or Android alternatives.

But at $100 from retailers like Amazon.com and Wirefly, the Torch can be a pretty good deal. It's not quite as fast and doesn't have the screen resolution of some of its peers, but the BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard is a big plus for heavy e-mailers and texters.

The touch screen makes the Torch more expensive than most BlackBerry phones, but surprisingly it's not the priciest: Verizon's BlackBerry Storm sells for $540 without a contract, and the Bold goes for $510 on Verizon.

NEXT: HTC Droid Incredible

Last updated September 08 2010: 11:10 AM ET
Source: Component cost estimate from iSuppli
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