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Sprint BlackBerry Curve 3G announced, nearly as cheap as Verizon's
      09/15/10 02:27 PM

It seems the BlackBerry Curve 3G train isn't stopping. Now Sprint has announced their version of RIM's affordable 3G QWERTY smartphone, and it will be available on Sept. 26 for 49.99 (no one's beating Verizon's low intro price just yet).

The Curve 3G looks to be much the same animal as we've seen on other carriers, but Sprint's version boasts Sprint TV and Sprint Music. The phone is available in tow colors: Graphite Gray and Royal Purple.

It will upgradable to OS 6.

Key features include:

BlackBerry 5, BlackBerry 6 ready
BlackBerry email with access to 10 supported business and personal email accounts and corporate email systems
Documents To Go (included) offers ability to download and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
Digital camera with support for video recording
512 MB Flash memory plus a MicroSD/SDHC slot for up to 32GB of media storage, 2GB card included
Full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad for easy text messaging and navigation
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
Integrated GPS
Visual Voicemail
Voice-Activated Dialing
Speakerphone for easy hands-free operation
BlackBerry App World bringing together a broad mix of free and paid mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones
Social networking with Facebook, MySpace and Flicker
Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
Sprint Music Plus allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone
3.5 mm headset jack
Dedicated media keys to play, pause and skip songs
Bluetooth(R) (2.1) for with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits (including systems that support the Bluetooth Message Access Profile standard) and other Bluetooth accessories


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