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Sprint launches BlackBerry Curve 8350i sans camera


blackberry curve sans camera

Many government and enterprise individuals don’t want cameras on their mobile devices for security concerns. In response to a small yet existent demand for a BlackBerry sans camera, Sprint is releasing the 8350i, a BlackBerry Curve without the 2mp camera. The pricing on the 8350i sans-camera is lined up exactly with the older version that includes a camera, at $149.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract.

Other unique features for this BlackBerry include Nextel Direct Connect service which lets Curve 8350i users instantly connect with other Sprint customers with PPT devices using its iDEN network. The device is also significantly more bulky than its other Curve 83xx siblings, due in part to its additional internal components; the 8350i packs both GPS and Wi-Fi, something that can’t be said about any of the other 83xx series devices. This Curve does include WiFi so they haven’t stripped anything but the camera which is great.


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BlackBerry Curve 8350i hands on impressions


BlackBerry Curve 8350i

Considering how much iDEN BlackBerry subscribers have been frothing at the mouth over news of the just-launched BlackBerry Curve 8350i, I would assume most of you bought the device without waiting for a hands on impression post. However, there are probably just as many of you that have been burned by Sprint in the past and are wondering if the Curve is a worthy iDEN successor. Heck, I just had to explain to a BlackBerry Cool reader what Nextel is, so I’m not taking anything for granted.

After hooking up the ‘Cool with some unboxing shots, we tasked our main man Mike with playing with all the Curves shown above for some worthwhile impressions. He’s going to keep giving updates, so make sure to post any questions you want to have answered. You can find everything after the jump.

BlackBerry Curve 8350i hands on impressions

BlackBerry Curve 8350i unboxing photos


From the amount of comments I’ve seen on BlackBerry Cool recently, it’s clear that many members of the BlackBerry Nation are eager to get their hands on the BlackBerry Curve 8350i. Even though it’s been officially released just this morning, BlackBerry Cool reader Mike has already hooked us up with some nice unboxing shots of the new iDEN BlackBerry. He’s going to be sending along some hands on impressions soon, but here’s what he’s had to say so far:

OS 4.6 looks good and runs smooth.

Merry Christmas, Sprint/Nextel customers! You can see the rest of the photos after the jump.

BlackBerry Curve 8350i unboxing screenshots

Sprint launches BlackBerry Curve 8350i


Christmas came just a little bit early for Sprint/Nextel subscribers, who finally have a new iDEN BlackBerry. Sprint and RIM officially announced the push-to-talk enabled BlackBerry Curve 8350i this morning, while Sprint’s online ordering page has been up since late last night (thanks to everyone who sent this in).

“The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is the most recent example of our solid commitment to iDEN technology and our Nextel Direct Connect customers,” said Danny Bowman, president of Nextel Direct Connect. “The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is designed for customers who require instant convenient push-to-talk services to communicate with friends and family as well as with employees, customers and suppliers. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is a premium smartphone that strikes a perfect balance between performance and usability.”

Confirming the pricing information we broke earlier this year, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i is being sold for $149.99 with a two-year contract. If you want the iDEN BlackBerry now, you must order online, as the device won’t be available in stores nationwide until January 11th.

Head to Sprint.com to order yours now.


BlackBerry Curve 8350i gains FCC approval


BlackBerry Curve 8350i

BlackBerry Cool was first to break the news that the BlackBerry Curve 8350i would see release on December 1st at the low, low price of $150 on a 2 year contract. With that date just a few weeks away, it makes sense to see RIM’s latest iDEN BlackBerry passing FCC approval. While it isn’t quite the stocking stuffer that the BlackBerry Storm is, for iDEN/Sprint subscribers, it’s all they’re getting for Christmas from RIM. For those interested, Sprint has a sign up page for more BlackBerry Curve 8350i information.

BlackBerry Curve 8350i FCC Approval Page

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Sprint launches BlackBerry 8350i sign up page


sprint nextel blackberry 8350i

It’s not quite the BlackBerry Storm, but I know there are still quite a few iDen fans lurking in the corners of the BlackBerry Nation. Our good friend Ronen has posted today that Sprint has launched a sign up page for their nascent Nextel BlackBerry 8350i. The page has little information other than pointing out that the BlackBerry 8350i will have both Wi-Fi and GPS to go along with its push to talk capabilities, but there is an option to sign up for email notifications about the device’s release.

Nextel fans, sound off: does this meager bit of 8530i news blunt the pain in any way of the day that shall always be known as ‘Storm Wednesday’?

Nextel BlackBerry 8530i Sign Up Page

(via BerryReview)