CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint Officially Launches BlackBerry 8330

By James Falconer on 1 Apr 2008 02:58 pm EDT
Going Hands-on with the Sprint 8330 at CTIALive from the expo floor Kevin sent me a quick note about this one. Sprint and RIM have officially launched the BlackBerry 8330 to run on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The device will have exclusive access to the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV!

The Sprint Music Store gives access to stereo-quality downloads instantly OTA. Choose from a library of thousands of artists in all types of genres.

Sprint TV will enable the user to watch live TV or video-on-demand with full-motion video and sound to catch all of the latest news, sports, weather and more while you're on the go. The initial offering puts up 50 live TV channels for your viewing pleasure. 

Another cool feature packed into the 8330 with Sprint is Sprint Navigation. This delivers voice-guided and on-screen turn-by-turn GPS-enabled driving directions... AND 3-D moving maps similar to other in-car GPS Navi systems. It also contains more than 10 million local listings and real-time intelligent traffic alerts with one-click rerouting.

The BlackBerry Curve 8330 will be available later this month from Sprint at www.sprint.com, Sprint Telesales, Sprint business sales channels and retail locations. Pricing will start at $179.99 with a 2-year contract, a $170 instant savings credit and $100 mail-in rebate.

A special thanks to BGR for the pic. For a peek at other 8330 models coming out on all the CDMA carriers, click here.

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Daniel H

I wonder if Kevin could get a higher res picture of it? The one he took is really neat but I cant see the color of it really well.

I am hoping that Sprint's will be black instead of all the silver and red ones that are out now.

James Falconer


Higher res pics should be on the way a little bit later...


It's been verifed man of times...the pics here and on BGR that the sprint version WILL be black.


Omigod, Omigod, Omigod! Finally.

Its kind of a dick-move that Verizon announced first, when Sprint releases first.


Will it be GSM capable?


will it have Q-chat? How about ver.A? Is it exact thing as the ATT Curve. I am wondering if the otterbox case will work with it?


Hope it features the MMS messenging unlike my sprint pearl andit would have been nice to have the wi-fi