Today Sprint announced that they will be adding the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to their smartphoneÂ lineup.
The Curve 8530 features BlackBerry OS 5.0, a landscape HVGA resolution display, dedicated media player keys, 3.5mm headphone jack, optical directional pad, Bluetooth with stereo audio support, redesigned QWERTY keyboard and Wi-Fi radio. It also includes preloaded applications including BlackBerry Media Sync, Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV access as well as a 2.0 megapixel camera with video recorder. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 will be available in three color options â€“ Black, Royal Purple and Red at a later date with pricing and availability yet to be disclosed.
Update: In order to clarify reader questions about availability, the Sprint variant of the 8530 is not yet available in any Sprint sales channel despite reader comments to the contrary.Â PhoneNews.com has independently confirmed with Telesales that the device is not yet available for order and when pressed further, did not have a timetable for availability.