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Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

By Adam Zeis on 6 Oct 2010 10:38 am EDT
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Boost Mobile Curve 8530

Starting October 14th, Boost Mobile will be adding the Curve 8530 to its current lineup of BlackBerry Smartphones. The $249 device can be paired with a $60 unlimited plan that includes email, voice, text and web. The Curve 8530 features an optical trackpad, media buttons, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, GPS and more. With its no-contract plans, Boost rings in at one of the lowest priced as far as BlackBerry data plans go and could make a great alternative for those looking to stay free from a carrier contract. Head to boostmobile.com for more information.

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Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

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well could it be a sign that the 8500's Curve 2 won't be getting the EOL'ed and possibl OS6 or OS5 above OS'es??

This seems to be a better option than the MetroPCS Blackberry Curve 8530 even though they both cost $60/month because Boost operates on the Sprint network which should have better coverage than the MetroPCS network. MetroPCS also charges $30 more for the 8530 in my area (NY).

Really? I live in a suburb of a suburb of Atlanta, in the woods, and I have overall pretty good service. Never a missed called or anything. RARELY a text message might not send, but as soon as i hit "resend" it goes out. T Mobile however... ugggggghhh so horrile. They could have a $29.99 a month plan, I still wouldnt get it.

Really? I live in a suburb of a suburb of Atlanta, in the woods, and I have overall pretty good service. Never a missed called or anything. RARELY a text message might not send, but as soon as i hit "resend" it goes out. T Mobile however... ugggggghhh so horrile. They could have a $29.99 a month plan, I still wouldnt get it.

I had frequent red Xs when I tried to send text messages. I would literally be praying each time I would send a text.

The outages were mostly data stuff (web, IM, email, etc.). The data service would simply cut off and I would have to battery pull to regain it. It got to the point where this was happening several times a day, even in areas with ample coverage.

Really? I live in a suburb of a suburb of Atlanta, in the woods, and I have overall pretty good service. Never a missed called or anything. RARELY a text message might not send, but as soon as i hit "resend" it goes out. T Mobile however... ugggggghhh so horrile. They could have a $29.99 a month plan, I still wouldnt get it.

Also, this phones picture quality also sucks, i"d stick with the 8330, much better bb compared to this one especially!!...I don't quite understand, they upgraded to a newer version BlackBery Company!!...then makes this model less efficient than a model that came out a year prior...then it cost more than the 8330 $100.bucks more,

About time Boost came out with a beefier BlackBerry. I like my 8330, but 96 MB RAM is just too little. The addition of wifi would be a huge plus for me too, as I often go to Borders where they have free wifi!

But to have to wait a week for it to come out is going to be torture!!!

Its out now buddy! Got mines and loving it! Its killing the 8330 in every feature except the camera. Its fast as hell and comes with a 2gig sd card I have 130 mp3's on it and still have over a gigs worth of space!

Got mines Thursday! set me back a bit but worth every penny. Had to be one of the first with it. I love it hands down. The only issue I have with it is there is no camera flash

I had the 8330 but now have the 8553, I was moer then happy to give up the camera flash for more RAM, trackpad & WiFi

Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

So I guess if I had bad coverage with Virgin mobile in the past, I’ll have the same coverage problems with Boost since they use the Sprint network?

I hated VM. Even in my house I had some lousy signal, dropped calls and text delays. I have been looking at Boost for a while because of the 8530 price but I don’t want to end up like VM back to square one.

I am still trying to figure out where the catch is. According to Virgin Mobile I can get 300 minutes talktime and unlimited everything else for $35 a month on a Blackberry 8530. This would cost me $60 -$70 a month on any of the big three. I really dont feel like dropping $200 on a curve to find out im going to get screwed in the fine print.