Sprint and Research In Motion (RIM) announced today that Sprint has further energized its BlackBerry portfolio with the addition of the new BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone. Here is more info:
"The BlackBerry Curve 8330 is the smallest BlackBerry smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and strikes an attractive balance between functionality, design and usability, giving users access to phone, personal and corporate email, contacts, calendar, tasks, camera, multimedia content, GPS navigation, enhanced Web browsing and other capabilities. Whether customers are interested in advanced capabilities for personal or professional use, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone delivers innovative features including a two megapixel camera with video recording, advanced media player for music, videos and photos, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth with support for stereo headsets and car kits, microSD/SDHC card slot for expandable memory (8 GB memory cards are available today), voice-activated dialing, voice notes recorder and the ability to be used as a modem with a laptop. Customers can also take advantage of exclusive Sprint services like:
-Sprint Music Store - Download stereo-quality tracks instantly over the air. Choose songs from thousands of artists in virtually every genre. -Sprint TV - Watch live TV or video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound or catch the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and movie trailers on the go. -Choose from more than 50 live television channels. -Sprint Navigation - As the first carrier to have offered a GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphone, Sprint continues this innovation with the addition of Sprint Navigation, which delivers voice-guided and on-screen turn-by-turn GPS-enabled driving directions, 3-D moving maps similar to an in-car navigation system or personal navigation device, as well as more than 10 million local listings and real-time intelligent traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, anywhere on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
BASICS: ? Form factor: Sleek, thin design with trackball navigation, full-QWERTY keypad and soft-touch sides ? Dimensions: 4.2? x 2.4? x 0.6? ? Weight: 4.0 ounces ? Memory Expansion: Expandable memory via microSD/SDHC (supports 8GB cards currently available) ? Digital Dual-band: CDMA 1XRTT/EV-DO Rev. 0 (1900 MHz and 800 MHz) ? Data: Sprint EV-DO (Rev. 0) and 1XRTT ? GPS: Built-in capabilities (assisted, autonomous and simultaneous) ? Battery Specifications: Li-Ion (1150 mAhr) ? Bright, energy-efficient display: Vibrant TFT display with over 65,000 colors and 320 x 240 resolution
BlackBerry Curve Pricing and Availability
The BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone will be available later this month online at www.sprint.com, through Sprint Telesales, Sprint business sales channels and retail locations for as low as $179.99 with a two-year service agreement, a $170 instant savings credit and $100 mail-in-rebate.