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BlackBerry Curve 9350 available from Sprint September 9th for $79.99

By Adam Zeis on 23 Aug 2011 11:09 am EDT
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BlackBerry Curve 9350

Sprint seems to be in love with the new BlackBerry 7 devices as they are all over the BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850 and now the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9350 (kind of makes you wonder why they passed on the PlayBook). They announced today that they will carry the new BlackBerry Curve 9350 and it will be available on September 9th for $79.99. So if you're looking for an alternative to the Bold 9930 or Torch 9850 you can pick this up in just a few weeks.

Press Release

Stunning new BlackBerry Curve 9350 is fast, affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially connected 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 23, 2011 - The next generation of Research In Motion's (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) popular BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones, the stunning new BlackBerry Curve 9350, comes to Sprint (NYSE: S) on Friday, Sept. 9, offering the latest BlackBerry operating system - BlackBerry® 7. The new BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a fast, affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially connected smartphone that is as beautiful as it is functional.

The slim and stylish smartphone will cost just $79.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 and be available in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and web sales (www.sprint.com). Sprint Business customers may qualify to get BlackBerry Curve 9350 for $49.99 (excluding taxes) on a business account with a new line or eligible upgrade and new one- or two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card.

"It is exciting to see the BlackBerry Curve line continue to evolve, building upon past success," said David Owens, vice president - Product Development, Sprint. "This latest iteration offers the recognizable form factor our customers have come to enjoy, while adding powerful new features and innovative apps of BlackBerry 7 to deliver the smoothest and fastest BlackBerry Curve experience to date."

The BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad for easy one-handed navigation and keeps users connected by allowing them to easily share moments through pictures and videos via MMS, as well as by instant message with world-class IM services like BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger). With easy access to social networking sites like Flickr®, MySpace and Facebook®, this smartphone provides smooth integration to keep users up to speed on what's happening in their personal and professional lives.

Key features include:

  • BlackBerry App World, the official app store front for BlackBerry smartphones offering customization, fun and productivity
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) support for a secure exchange of information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance
  • 5MP camera with HD video capture, flash and zoom
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB microSD card included, with support for up to 32GB microSD card
  • BlackBerry PlayBook support with BlackBerry Bridge(BlackBerry Bridge is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World)
  • DataViz Docs To Go® Premium suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

Smoother and Faster with BlackBerry 7

With BlackBerry 7, the BlackBerry Browser is significantly enhanced to provide a faster and more fluid user experience and includes optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

Building upon the Universal Search feature introduced in BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7 expands the capability to include voice-activated search. This new capability makes it easier and more convenient to search for content on the smartphone or web.

BlackBerry 7 also integrates BlackBerry® BalanceTM, which separates personal content from corporate content, giving users the freedom and flexibility to use the smartphone for personal email, Facebook®, Twitter®, multimedia, games and other apps, while satisfying the very real need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable. BlackBerry Balance works in conjunction with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0.3, which provides a number of unique IT policy controls, such as wiping only corporate data or blocking work-related content and apps from being copied or forwarded to personal contacts.

BlackBerry Curve 9350 requires activation on one of Sprint's Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge - a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon's comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web or $10 per month versus Verizon's 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web. (Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.)

Sprint was unbeaten among major wireless carriers for customer satisfaction according to results from the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. In addition to tying for first place among wireless carriers, Sprint was also the number one most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, during the last three years, according to the survey.

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BlackBerry Curve 9350 available from Sprint September 9th for $79.99

34 Comments

Caring about specs is for nerds. Are you a nerd?

If the phone works, it works, who gives a shit about specs..

*throws up hands* as an at&t customer for 10+ years....i give up. dont wanna lose my grandfather status...but Sprint has ALL the new Berries...

AT&T folks...we weep in unison...

I second that...Sprint has 3 new highly awaited devices, while AT&T has 1 Torch 9810...I don't know whats wrong with them...if you take a look at their site, they have the Curve and Pearl 3G, and the two Torches...the 9800 is priced at $50 and the 9810 is priced at $50...lmao makes no sense

lets all remember that SPRINT is the company that "normally" is the last company to get anything new......so good job SPRINT!

Probably so they can help up-sell the Bold with the 'world phone' feature to differentiate what you're getting since the Curve has NFC, BB7, etc... To the average customer, there needs to be some real, discernible differences between the phones, not just 'this ones a bit faster and has a nicer screen'

I imagine it has to do with cost. They now have an expensive option for a world phone and probably thought more people would buy a lower cost blackberry. The 9370 would have cost more than the 9350.

WOW! way 3 go Sprint...you guys rock! very nice curve...though i prefer always my new 9930 i got last sunday...im glad to see a company like Sprint...who gets bashed all the time...step it up and have not 1 not 2 but 3 OS 7.0 devices...kuddos!

The girl at the Sprint store who sold me my 9930 told me that there will be 4 new Blackberry devices this year. This one makes 3. Wonder what the last one will be?

I think RIM might be up to something here... To be sure, one of the reasons they have lost market share is lack of novelty. There is a rumor that the Blackberry Colt will be released in time for the Holiday season...

Its funny how Sprint is rolling out the new devices before other U.S. carriers. I left Sprint back in 2009 for Verizon because they were the last to get the new BlackBerry's. And now Sprint is on top of everything BlackBerry. Haha. I'm guessing its because Verizon is pushing Android and AT&T is trying to cling on with the iPhone and Windows phones.

Yup. If I had known it was gonna be like this I never would have signed a contract with Tmobile, who is the last carrier to sell the Bold, no news about the Torch or the Curve.

Good job, Sprint.

Actually...you T-Mo folks will get the Bold before us AT&T folks will...we are still waiting on a date!! *hangs head*

I remember that too, but it's probably right up there with how T-mobile said the Bold was a dual core in their promo materials.

I'm guessing the QNX-based Colt will be 4g/LTE if it does come at year-end; someone in VZW's device approval dept. is working on both files and got their wires crossed.

I WISH they'd get to announcing a few more devices. I'm getting impatient with big red.

For the first time in a long time, I'm glad to be on Sprint. The Bold, Torch, and Curve offer a nice selection at different price points. 199.99 for the Bold, 149.99 for the Torch, and 79.99 for the Curve.

The Curve seems nice. I wonder if it's using the same battery that's in the Bold and the Torch. It doesn't appear to have a touch screen, but the keys look a little bigger than previous Curves. Or maybe it's just the picture.

I'm so annoyed with AT&T! Great that sprint is getting the new blackberrys and they obviously care about their customers but AT&T had the freakin iphone 1st and they had it for the longest time. I dont understand why there not getting the bold 9900. ahhh!!!!

i am a sprinter and am finally excited for sprint. i was getting ready to jump off the sprint bandwagon but this is great news. yay sprint! way to rebound, just hoping it doesnt cost me $379.99 just because im renewing my contract. oh and whats with the extra $10 for resigning, im not getting anything extra out of it. i dont have 4g in or around my area.