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Verizon End of Life Document Shows 9550 and 8530 Ending Fall 2010

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A leaked Verizon End of Life document shows the various Verizon BlackBerrys and when they’re marked for death. The BlackBerry Storm2 and Curve 8530 are next on the list and will be terminated as of the Fall of 2010. The exact dates are October 10th for the Storm2 and September 16th for the 8530. Generally, it looks like BlackBerrys are targeted at having about a year long shelf life, since the Bold 9650 is targeted as having an End of Life around March 31st, 2010.

Verizon Giving End of Life Status to Storm2 9550 and Curve 8530

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Verizon may be giving the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 and the Curve 8530 an End of Life. This seems like a very fast EOL notice considering these devices are less than a year old, so it makes you wonder what’s going on behind the scenes that would lead to this. Both of these devices have updates on the way, with the Curve 9300 acting as a replacement for the 8530 and the Storm2 is getting a refresh for BlackBerry 6. The exact details of the End of Life notices are as follows:
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BlackBerry Curve 9300 Spotted: Update to the Curve 8520/8530

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The next generation of the low-cost BlackBerry Curve 8520/8530 has surfaced: the BlackBerry Curve 9300. The BlackBerry Curve 9300 looks very similar to the 95XX series, with a familiar back case, media keys, rubberized quick keys and chicklet style keyboard. The 9300 also has a Curve 8900 style silver bezel around it which is a nice addition to the product line. According to the leak on CrackBerry, the 9300 adds 3G and the WiFi n standard to the 8500′s specs, while maintaining the 320×240 display.

What’s interesting about this device is the memory (only 256MB). We’ve been hearing a rumor that the 9700 won’t be OS 6 ready due to lack of memory, and it runs at 256MB as well. This suggests that the 9300 won’t be OS 6 capable, which, if true, is very disappointing. Only time will tell with this one.

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Fight Breast Cancer with a Pink Pearl 3G or Curve 8530 from TELUS

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TELUS and the QEII Foundation have announced a “pink” campaign to help bring new innovative breast cancer equipment to Nova Scotia. Between May 6th and October 31st, TELUS is donating $25 to the QEII Foundation for every pink BlackBerry Curve 8530 or upcoming pink BlackBerry Pearl 3G sold.

The TELUS “Go Pink” campaign is spread across Canada and helps by funding breast cancer technologies in facilities such as: BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, CancerCare Manitoba, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Toronto, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Segal Cancer Center at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is avialable for $49.99 on a three-year plan, and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be available for $29.99 on a three-year plan.

Sprint Launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red

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Sprint may to be launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red. Currently, Sprint carries the device in black and violet, and red would make the 8530 the most colorful modern BlackBerry. I’m pretty sure Sprint launched the BlackBerry Curve 8330 in a variety of colors including red, and they probably had a lot of success with the color in the past. What about a neon yellow 8530?

Alltel Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for $49.99

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Alltel have announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a one year contract. This is a fairly good price but I still think this device should be free. It’s part of the low-end BlackBerry family and it would sell far more units being free.