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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Available Today from Sprint
      #35440 - 12/18/09 10:00 AM

Beginning today, BlackBerry Curve 8530 is available from Sprint. This new smartphone is available through direct ship sales channels, including Sprint stores, online at www.sprint.com, telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales for $49.99 on new-line activations or eligible upgrades with a two-year service agreement, after a $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate.



The new BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone offers a lightweight, updated design, slimmer profile, rounded edges and faster processor than its predecessor, which makes it even more attractive to the customer who needs productivity features like email, calendar and contact synchronization, but wants advanced multimedia, social networking and downloadable applications. It includes a full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad and dedicated multimedia keys for quick and easy navigation. It offers a 2.0-megapixel camera with video capture, MicroSD card expandable memory up to 32 GB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and boasts dedicated applications for a smoothly integrated social networking experience with Facebook, MySpace and Flicker. Sprint will also offer BlackBerry App World preloaded giving customers access to thousands of applications.

PRODUCTIVITY:

* BlackBerry Push Technology supports for up to 10 business and personal email accounts and corporate email systems
* Integrated Attachment Viewing offers the ability to download, view and edit Word and Excel compatible files, rehearse PowerPoint presentations anywhere; consult important PDFs on the go
* 2.0 MP picture and video capture and up to 5x optical zoom
* 256 MB RAM memory
* Expandable memory up to 32 GB with MicroSD card
* Full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad navigation makes scrolling easier
* External multimedia controls
* Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
* Integrated GPS
* Voice-Activated Dialing allows you to look up contacts, place phone calls and access key information from the device
* Speakerphone for easy hands-free operation
* Basic productivity tools to view and update the calendar, schedule appointments, check the task list and more while on the go

ENTERTAINMENT:

* BlackBerry App World bringing together a broad mix of free and paid thousands of personal and business applications in a wide-range of application categories
* Social networking with Facebook, MySpace and Flicker
* Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
* Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
* Sprint Music StoreSM allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone
* Sprint NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
* Media player with BlackBerry Media Sync, Roxio Media Manager, so users can play downloaded music, video and audio files
* 3.5 mm headset jack
* Bluetooth 2.1 for hands-free, short-range wireless communication using a Bluetooth headset and wireless uploading/downloading to or from a computer2, with Bluetooth Stereo capabilities

SPECIFICATIONS:

* Operating System: BlackBerry OS 5.0
* Dimensions: 4.29 inches (109 mm) x 2.36 inches (60 mm) x 0.55 inches (13.88mm)
* Display: 1.5 inch x 2 inch, 320x240 LCD Screen
* Weight: 3.9 ounces (110 grams)
* Battery Specifications: 1150 mAh lithium ion
* Talk Time: Up to 5.4 hours continuous talk time

For more info visit www.sprint.com




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