By Humberto Saabedra on November 30, 2010
The FCC has revealed the first official images of the yet to be announced BlackBerry Curve 8980. The 8980 will feature quadband GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi N radios along with a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and video capture, optical directional pad, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
By Humberto Saabedra on August 30, 2010
T-Mobile has confirmed pricing and availability details for its version of the BlackBerry Curve 3G after first confirming its release earlier this month after RIMâ€™s official announcement. The device will be available on September 8th for $79.99 after new 2 year agreement and rebate in both violet and grey.
By Humberto Saabedra on July 15, 2010
Following up on the marketing collateral from earlier today, reports are starting to surface from this morningâ€™s employee and dealer training session that the MetroPCS BlackBerry 8530 will lack the capability to tether and be used as a modem. This will mark the first time that RIM has shipped a current generation BlackBerry without such […]
By Humberto Saabedra on May 4, 2010
Following up on the reveal of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Virgin Mobile by RIM, new information has surfaced regarding it and new phones along with another plan realignment launching at the end of the month that factors in unlimited data and text for as low as $25 a month, firing a major shot across […]
By Humberto Saabedra on April 26, 2010
Following up on the SouthernLINC BlackBerry 8350i update to OS 5 last week, Sprint has confirmed to PhoneNews.com that the Nextel version will also be updated to the new operating system and is actively working with RIM on the update, although no timeframe for release was given.
By Humberto Saabedra on March 24, 2010
Following up, Cricket has confirmed that it will launch an AWS-compatible version of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 this summer along with the previously confirmed Kyocera Zio. The carrier further states that both devices will not exceed retail pricing past $299, suggesting that the carrier will be subsidizing part of the handset costs.
By Humberto Saabedra on March 24, 2010
Verizon Wireless has announced that the Skype mobile application for smartphones will be available starting tomorrow on March 25. As previously reported, the Skype mobile application will offer free Skype-to-Skype calling over Verizon’s CDMA network, in addition to cheaper international calls. Interested customers will need a compatible Verizon Wireless smartphone and data plan to use […]
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By Humberto Saabedra on December 18, 2009
Sprint has launched the BlackBerry Curve 8530 online and via Telesales today, with retail sales beginning on January 10th of next year. Pricing is set at $149.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $49.99 The Curve 8530 features a Wiâ€“Fi radio, 2.0 megapixel camera, GPS support, […]
By Humberto Saabedra on December 4, 2009
PhoneNews.com has learned that December 18th has been tentatively set as the launch date for the Sprint version of the BlackBerry 8530 Curve according to multiple sources. The device is functionally identical to the Verizon variiant with a Wiâ€“Fi radio, 2.0 megapixel camera, GPS support, EVâ€“DO Rev 0 instead of Rev. A, 256MB ROM/128MB RAM, […]
By Humberto Saabedra on November 23, 2009
Following up, Verizon has launched the BlackBerry Ciurve 8530. The 8530 features a Wiâ€“Fi radio, 2.0 megapixel camera, VZ Navigator and Visual Voice Mail support, V CAST Music and V CAST Video, EVâ€“DO Rev 0 instead of Rev. A, 256MB ROM/128MB RAM, BlackBerry OS 5.0, 2.5 inch landscape QVGA display, microSDHC expansion slot, 3.5mm headphone […]