BlackBerry Curve 8350i gains FCC approval

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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26 Responses to “BlackBerry Curve 8350i gains FCC approval”

  1. 1 tritan

    can’t come soon enough

  2. 2 Danno

    Moved to Dec. 15, but Blackberry said field trials revealed ‘critical problems’ that could jeopardize it’s release at all. Wonder what could happen AFTER FCC approval…

  3. 3 tritan

    Talked to customer service tonight they are still saying Dec 1st so we will see.

  4. 4 jake

    Yo u slow .fcc+sprint =pos come on timmy we know sprint does not have add or sld can they move faster on service

  5. 5 Paul

    Just talked to Sprint and they say it will be the end of Dec. now. I don’t think i will wait that long, I think they are stringing us along so we don’t leave.

  6. 6 Renzo

    It looks that again the release of the 8530i has been moved and according to Sprint’s customer service and I quote “No release date is available yet”.
    Sprint expect their customers to wait for years (3 years in my case with the 7100i) to be able to update their phones. Their customer service maybe getting better but with no option for cell updates it doesn’t matter and is not worth it.

  7. 7 tritan

    I was told today Dec 14th for a local store it seems as they would want it out before the holiday so I tend to believe them.

  8. 8 tom

    I talked to a local nextel store today and the guy told me that the 8350i would be ready for direct shiping in about 2 to 3 weeks! To me thats not good enough!! Dont you think that they could make a lil extra cash if they were to realese it before christmas?? Or wait how bout THE TOLD RELEASE DATE!!!!!

  9. 9

    Enough is enough! Sprint needs to post the official release date for the 8350…Today! We are all adults here, if they need to push the official date back so be it. Things dont go always the way we plan them and we understand that. But dont leave your loyal customers hanging or they will drop like flies and go with another carrier. I am dissappointed with the way Sprint is handling the release of this phone. My business depends on the PTT and I will wait for the darn thing. Sprint should just be honest and post the release dates for thier phones on thier website. This would clear up all the rumors. If the release date for a certian phone was delayed they could post an update via website. This would make all thier customers happy and the customer service department because they would stop getting so many calls and could refer customers to the website. This my friends make to much sense, so lets hope the rumor of 12/15/08 is right! I love America… If this is the biggest concern we have then we are all truly blessed.

  10. 10

    It’s 12/08/08 and no new word. Has anybody heard anything new? I talked to CSR and they said no release date is available. Still waiting…

  11. 11 tritan

    I called today he stated next Tuesday. Sounds like its going to happen this time.

  12. 12 Renzo

    I believe it on Tuesday when I see it.
    I take it that they where refering to Tuesday December 16.

  13. 13 tritan

    yes, I believe so

  14. 14 NJFireGuy

    I just spoke with sprint again. The new date is now Jan 11 2009. So im sure by Jan 4 we will have a new date again. Im starting to think it will not be out anytime soon.

  15. 15 tritan

    local stores are claiming they can order them today. I will let you know if I get confirmation.

  16. 16 tom

    i already orderd the phone last weekend! i am on a list 4 it! if there are enough phones that come out ill get it tuesday the 16 or wed. the 17. but if im too low on the list and there arnt enough phones then ill get on a backorder and it will come 2 to 3 weeks later!!!

  17. 17

    This is the latest update directly from Sprint CSR. I Copied and Paste the following:

    6:49:00 PM
    Calvin G Thank you for contacting Sprint. My name is Calvin. How may I assist you today?
    6:49:27 PM
    Peter When is the 83050 Curve BB available?
    6:49:43 PM
    Peter Can I preoder it now?
    6:50:20 PM
    Calvin G Are you asking about the BB 8350i for Nextel?
    6:50:32 PM
    Peter yes
    6:51:30 PM
    Calvin G My most recent resources state the launch date is 12/15/2008; however, you can not preorder at this time.
    6:52:12 PM
    Peter Will I be able to order the phone online on 12/15/08?
    6:53:00 PM
    Calvin G If the phone does launch on that date, then yes, you can order online at that time. The launch date has been pushed back already, so it’s hard to say if it will still come out on 12/15/2008.
    6:53:32 PM
    Peter Okay, Thank you. Bye.

  18. 18 tritan

    I got a call back and the store stated they had an order in for it and it will be next week. We will see if it comes true.

  19. 19

    Forget about Sprint’s CSR. I got on Sprint’s Live chat again to see if all the CSR are on the same page. One said she had no information and the next said 1/11/08. Unreliable at best.

  20. 20 tritan

    I got an email today stating my order was processed and I should see it next week. They stated there is a large amount of them in stock so there shouldn’t be long backorders. Take it for what it is.

  21. 21 Renzo

    I just call the New Sales or Upgrades department at Sprint (866-866-7509) to inquiry about the 8350i and I was told that it will be available on Monday the 15th. When I asked them if I can pre-order they told me that the only thing they can do is take my contact information and call me back on Monday to complete the order.

  22. 22

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Sprint released the 8350 Curve 12/15/08 at midnight (9:00 pm Las vegas Time). I just upgraded my old PTT phone and ordered my wife a new 8350 Curve BB for my company through Sprint’s WEBSITE!!! Its a good Day people. Now lets pray Sprint worked out all the bugs. Peace be with you friends.

  23. 23 BlackBerry Cool

    Great news guys, it’s official:

    Merry Christmas!

  24. 24

    Sprint released the 8350 Curve BB 12/15/08 at midnight or 12/14/08 at 9:00 pm Las Vegas time. I went online. Logged onto my account. Upgraded my phone and purchased a new 8350 for my wife. Sprint website gave me a breakdown of the cost and then I had them charge it to my account. A few seconds later a recieved an e-mail for confirmation of purchase. It went pretty smooth. I was’nt rushed or pushed to buy accessories by a Sprint CSR. I recommend the online purchase from Sprint’s website. Overnight shipping is free. When I get mine I will give a review.

  25. 25

    Status: Your order is awaiting processing at the warehouse. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery. If you have questions, please call 866-789-8292 between 8:00 a.m. EST to 11:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday or 9:00 a.m. EST to 9:00 p.m. EST on Saturdays and Sundays.

  26. 26 NJFireGuy

    I ordered my phone on the 15 and I got it Friday. No problems as of yet and it works great. So so happy to get rid of the 7100.

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