When I was at CES 2009 in Vegas the other week I finally had a chance to get my hands on the new BlackBerry Curve 8350i from Sprint/Nextel. It's a cool device. When you see the pictures you think it's pretty much an identical form factor to the other Curve 83xx's, but in reality it's a bit chunkier/thicker. I wouldn't call that a bad thing though - it gives the 8350i a sort of "get work done" feeling which I think is what they're after here (the yellow John Deere/Cat-like accents bolster this impression).

Since this isn't a device that me or any of our crack team writers are going to pick up for themselves personally (nor do I see any in-depth reviews yet in our community reviews forum yet), I figured it wouldn't hurt to point to a solid review of the 8350i by a non-CrackBerry source. Be sure to watch phoneArena's video review above and click on over for their full written review

For lots more opinion and information on Sprint's latest iDEN device, be sure to visit our BlackBerry Curve 8350i forum!