Sprint has officially launched one of the most highly awaited BlackBerry devices in the Tour, an unexpected color variant in the Inferno Curve, and the LG LX290 entry-level slider.
The BlackBerry Curve 8330 is functionally identical to prior models with EVDO, QWERTY keyboard, speakerphone, media player, HTML browser, Bluetooth, microSD expansion slot, MMS support, and QVGA display with the only change being an uncharacteristically loud orange color called Inferno by Sprint.
The LG LX290 features a QVGA resolution display, Sprint One Click user interface, Sprint Mobile Email Work and Mobile Email Work Calendar support, Bluetooth, speaker-independent voice dialing/voice control, GPS support and speakerphone.
The BlackBerry Tour features a tri-mode CDMA EVDO Rev. A/quadband GSM/EDGE/single-band HSPA radio, HVGA landscape display, GPS transceiver with A-GPS support, Bluetooth, Qualcomm chipset with 256 MB of RAM and 192 MB of ROM running at 528 MHz, speakerphone, microSDHC expansion slot and 3.2 megapixel camera with video recorder, auto focus and flash.
The LG LX290 is available for $79.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $50 mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $29.99. The BlackBerry Curve is available for $149.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $49.99 and the BlackBerry Tour is now available for $299.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $199.99.
Update: Curve 8330 specifications corrected.