BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming Soon to Telus?!

By Kevin Michaluk on 11 Mar 2008 10:47 am
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Telus Curve 8330I love slip-ups and I love photoshop. And it seems yesterday either somebody at Telus slipped up, or else somebody who was bored did some photoshopping. Either way, the story hit the blogosphere, so I thought I'd toss it up as blog post of hope for everyone on CDMA carriers waiting desperately for the 8330 Curve to be released. 

So if this it true, it seems somebody at Telus posted the 8330 Curve on the company's website. I've only seen the screen capture, so can't confirm or deny that it was actually there. If it was there, COOL. Telus typically isn't the first CDMA carrier to receive new phones, so if there was actually an accidental photo up at Telus.com it should mean that it is in fact coming soon to Telus which means Verizon and Sprint customers have an even shorter wait.

Looking at the screenshot though, I'm thinking this is most definitely photoshop: a) it's missing the Telus logo on the bottom of the phone (which every other BlackBerry on the Telus website features b) it looks like the stock photo of the original 8300 you can grab from RIM's website... I'd expect the CDMA Curve to launch in at least a slightly different color scheme and c) the pricing shown on the page is actually less than the 8130 shown on the same page. I wouldn't think that would be the case when this phone hits the market.

I think it's photoshop, and if it is, I guess you can consider this rumor debunked. But decide for yourself - you can click here to see the full screenshot. What do you think? Fact or Fiction? Let us know!

[ BBGeeks via Engadget via HoFo

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11 comments

Kevin Michaluk

I checked in with my trusted Telus source:

"Ha ha I laughed so hard when I saw this. Its 100% fake. The telus curve won't be here till mid April and will have a silver/black combo body. Its going to look very nice. Oh and apparently the outright price is 499 not 479."

Bla1ze

Pull the pic from imageshack and read the EXIF data...see what took the picture and if any editing was done to it...if adobe touched it in anyway it will show up in the EXIF data :) i'd do it just to kill my curiosity but i'm at work atm and no access to download an EXIF reader.

Anonymous

I have confirmation from a Bell Mobility Executive Rep that the Curve is coming in late April to Bell Mobility. I can't wait :)

CarBob

On Feb. 23/08 on BlackBerry Forums, Jibi replied to a post of mine re availability of BlackBerry CDMA Curve that "Sprint will be mid-April, if not delayed." I replied that if Sprint in fact releases BB 8330 at that time, then Bell Mobility should follow very soon thereafter.

So it does not surprise me that a Bell Mobility Executive Rep confirmed that "BB Curve is coming in late April." Like you, I can't wait!!

Keep on Crackin',

- CB

AnonyMouse

I can't comment specifically on this issue, but I talked to the rep of a major U.S. CDMA cell phone company a few weeks ago and they informed me that their Curve was in the final stages and that they got to hold a working model.

I'm hoping for an end of March/early April 8330 rollout but I base that on nothing more than wishful thinking.

Kevin Michaluk

I think there's definitely a CDMA Curve coming to Telus, but in this specific case the screenshot in question was most likely a mock-up.

DST5388

I am a new 8830 user and currently sync my blackberry to my work computer using outlook 2004. I am getting a new computer at work and will be getting outlook 2007. I will need to set up my blackberry sync again but I don't want to lose the information currently on my blackberry. Can I do that? How do I do that?

Secondly, can you sync one blackberry to two different computers? This way if something ever happens to one computer I have a back up.

Signed
DSTBlackberry Newby

Anonymous

Indeed it is coming to CDMA providers all across north america sometime in april.

blaKO

I ACTUALLY WORK FOR TELUS. I SPOKE WITH SOME PEOPLE AT DNA AND THEY ALREADY RECEIVED TRAINING ON THE 8330 DEVICE AND I ACTUALLY SAW THE SKU IN THE CORPORATE STORE COMPUTERS SO... ITS COMING IN APRIL...ENJOY!!!

Anonymous

"..ALREADY RECEIVED TRAINING ON THE 8330 DEVICE.."

they did? ..

Anonymous

Just spoke to a telus rep today saying the curve 8830 would run for around $4 bills no contract. The future is extremely friendly.