BlackBerry 9350i Coming Before Christmas just received word from a Sprint/Nextel Rep that the new iDen BlackBerry, the 8350i, is currently scheduled to launch on December 1, 2008. Sounds good. What sounds even better is the date dropped in the first comment following their blog post which suggests a November 2nd launch date. Either way, even with a buffer tacked on for the now-expected launch delays and this all means Sprint/Nextel users should have a shiny new iDen toy to play with by Xmas fo' sho!

Also in Sprint BlackBerry news, word has it that support for MMS will be coming to Sprint BlackBerry devices with Sprint's official release of OS4.5.