Sprint launches BlackBerry Curve 8350i

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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.

  • yvonne
    got mine.. so far so good
  • tritan
    got mine.

  • heatboy
    Too little, too late. I had been with Nextel for well over a decade. The service and reception was spotty at best, but I stayed. May be a coincidence, but the minute Sprint bought them, the service got worse. I had the old 7100i and was tired of waiting for upgrades. I made the switch to Verizon, and love them or hate them, the reception is outstanding. I'm glad, as it turns out, that the new Nextel Blackberry didn't come out before I left because I would have bought it and would still be suffering with inferior coverage.
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