BlackBerry Curve 8530 Arriving In Red To Sprint?

By Bla1ze on 5 Mar 2010 10:25 am EST
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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Arriving In Red To Sprint?
*UPDATE- Gizmofusion has the launch date pegged at March 14th*

Remember the days when you could pick up a BlackBerry Curve and Pearl in just about every color of the rainbow? I certainly do. The crimson red 83xx was a sweet device that I always wanted but never actually bought. Seems like Research In Motion is keeping up this tradition with the Curve series as they have been releasing a multitude of colors for the 85xx devices. This time around rumor has it that we'll see a red version show up on Sprint at some point. The red color isn't exactly a new one for the 85xx series though, TELUS in Canada has had it since their intial release but if all pans out we should see it on Sprint any moment now. Sadly, it doesn't appear to be that sexy crimson red of devices past but rather a different shade of red. Rumor also has it that we'll see the 9100 show up in a few other colors as well for different carriers with Pink/Black headed to TELUS as it stands.

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27 comments

edue

Comes out March 14th! :)

HavPlenty

I'm wondering if it's worth the buy. Is it worth a switch from the Tour you think?

edue

I'd say no. The Tour is on its way out yes, but the 8530 is not a solid replacement, it's more of a step down. Hang tight for the Bold, yes Bold, to replace the Tour mid summer (hopefully sooner!).

google123

Looks sharp in red and I still prefer that keyboard over that of my Tour.

HavPlenty

Is sprint down with the WiFi yet?????

Valace2

Gizmofusion has the launch date.

jarheadglidden

Not worth the switch from the Tour. The Wi-Fi is great but screen resolution is low, camera is worse (no flash or AF) and the hardware is cheap :-( The Tour is a way more solid device

ladyc0524

I completely agree. That was the biggest mistake I made: downgrading from the Tour. I returned the 8530 and went back to the Tour. Now I see why everyone was saying the 8530 feels like a plastic toy; also, the camera and screen on it are horrible.

Captivate me

What a cool little carrier....I need one, will be perfect for trips to the doctors office, grocery store or wherever...no need for a giant handbag to carry along:)

eric.atx

*SIGH* -- RIM really needs to get smart on the releases. Although the colors are kind of cool we would rather features. Get a good camera with AF and a flash. Get good high res screens. Let's stop with the gimmicks and push forth the features. Okay RIM?

eve6er69

thats a bit to red for me.
i like my red original curve but this one is a bit to bright for me.

Fredstar

That color is SICK!!! love the look..

dabears55

Kotex is rumored to be releasing a special case for this particular model.

green_ember

It just got harder for me to convince my mother to wait for Essex to upgrade her phone lol

Flawson

Can't wait to get it and then have it be dropped from os updates or support

mrphy42

just two weeks after I buy a black one because it was either that or purple. *sigh* Oh well.

Boogies_Blackberry

hmmm...if it's been less than 30days you should be able to return it and get a new one...

grotty

Confused about the release date. Walmart in portage wisconsin already has them for sale..maybe they don't know they are supposed to be released a certain day?

daseff

Why couldn't Verizon have gotten the red! :(

oap81

I also saw this curve out in new jersey. A walmart employee was texting on it. While in a 7-11. Seems walmart has released this curve.

runnerboy967

I love the wallpaper on the post image! Does anyone know where I can get it? I'd be interested in downloading a copy. Thanks in advance!

MorganTN

I totally want a copy of that too. Its sharp.

everlast316

March 14th has arrived..anyone have a new release date on this phone? My wife is bugging me about it...

Nevermind...it's on their website now!

Southern Gal

any word on when it may show up at verizon..?