CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint 8330 Hands On
Just as their CEO Dan Hesse finished up his keynote address this morning at CTIA, Sprint finally dropped word that the 8330 Curve will soon be available. Sure enough, I ran over to RIM's booth in the exhibitor hall and the 8330 Curve for Sprint was their in all its glory.
Looking at the File Total on the 8330, it does ship with more file space than the GSM-based Curves, but as Craig talked about in our last podcast, it seems this additional file space isn't usable. The 8330 on display had nothing on it, but the available space is the same as what a GSM Curve would offer. I guess CDMA "stuff" takes up more room, so more more memory was added to the phone to so that the amount of usable space is equivalent.
The phone wasn't activated/connected, so I couldn't try out any of the Sprint software that ships with the phone, but the device itself looked great.