iDEN BlackBerry 8350 slated for Q4 release

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BlackBerry 8350i from Sprint

The push-to-talk BlackBerry rumored to be coming from Sprint now has a face and a release date. The BlackBerry 8350i is due to drop before the end of the year, and breathe some unexpected life into the Curve brand. With the BlackBerry Javelin well on the way, you would count on RIM to leave the predecessor in the dust – not so! On top of that, the brand new –50 designation could spawn a whole slew of 8000-level iDEN BlackBerrys. As is, the BlackBerry 8350i will launch with both Wi-Fi and GPS (something only the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry 8820 have done to date), have a 2.0 megapixel camera, and run OS 4.6. Any push-to-talk users out there hankering for something like this?

(via BGR)

  • polito

    You recommend to send it back, and return to our previous phones, i am having problems with messages too.

  • polito

    You recommend to send it back, and return to our previous phones, i am having problems with messages too.

  • last chance NEXTEL- I hear Iph

    Couldn’t handle it anymore- just sent back the 8350- I wanted to like it , but just fought with it every day. slow as “poop” delayed messages, horrific echo on every call. Plus the more I tohought about it the more peeved I got paying additional $10 for 2 way, so I went back to regular Nextel for now- I heard a rumor that a new iphone is in the works and possibly slated for a summer release.

    good luck to all who keep the not ready for prime time 8350-
    I’ll look at it when the blackberry can really support the mac.

  • last chance NEXTEL- I hear Iphone

    Couldn’t handle it anymore- just sent back the 8350- I wanted to like it , but just fought with it every day. slow as “poop” delayed messages, horrific echo on every call. Plus the more I tohought about it the more peeved I got paying additional $10 for 2 way, so I went back to regular Nextel for now- I heard a rumor that a new iphone is in the works and possibly slated for a summer release.

    good luck to all who keep the not ready for prime time 8350-
    I’ll look at it when the blackberry can really support the mac.

  • Miguel

    I purchased the BB 8350i the day it was released…so far they have had to exchange it twice, funny thing is I am currently waiting on the third one to arrive. HORRIBLE echo!! People constantly tell me to take it off “speakerphone” however I’m not on speakerphone!! Nextel is really falling behind on quality and has the worse customer service on the planet. Nextel can say goodbye to my Business Premier account effective immediately. I don’t like to receive messages at 4 in the morning when someone sent them to me the day before at 4 in the AFTERNOON!!

  • Miguel

    I purchased the BB 8350i the day it was released…so far they have had to exchange it twice, funny thing is I am currently waiting on the third one to arrive. HORRIBLE echo!! People constantly tell me to take it off “speakerphone” however I’m not on speakerphone!! Nextel is really falling behind on quality and has the worse customer service on the planet. Nextel can say goodbye to my Business Premier account effective immediately. I don’t like to receive messages at 4 in the morning when someone sent them to me the day before at 4 in the AFTERNOON!!

  • javier

    what does uncaught exception: java.lang.nullpointerException mean???? this appears everytime i hang up

  • javier

    what does uncaught exception: java.lang.nullpointerException mean???? this appears everytime i hang up

  • http://www.google.com/ Message for Javier

    I agree with you 100%! the IDEN nextork sucks penis! Maybe the ptt feature is cool! but come on! text messages come late, and now you want to have a smart phone within the iden nextwork??? please! IDEN SUCKS!

  • http://www.google.com Message for Javier

    I agree with you 100%! the IDEN nextork sucks penis! Maybe the ptt feature is cool! but come on! text messages come late, and now you want to have a smart phone within the iden nextwork??? please! IDEN SUCKS!

  • mr big

    this new blackberry sounds HORRIBLE! looks like i’m going with the iphone.bye bye nextel……..

  • mr big

    this new blackberry sounds HORRIBLE! looks like i’m going with the iphone.bye bye nextel……..

  • BUBBA

    The new price for the Blackberry curve 8350i is $300. Anyways all my firends say this phone sucks and that it is slow! I got my hands on one ant they were right it took 8min just to start up and all my mesages were not showing up in my inbox! My blackberry curve 8330 was faster and way better than the curve8350

    Bubba

  • BUBBA

    The new price for the Blackberry curve 8350i is $300. Anyways all my firends say this phone sucks and that it is slow! I got my hands on one ant they were right it took 8min just to start up and all my mesages were not showing up in my inbox! My blackberry curve 8330 was faster and way better than the curve8350

    Bubba