Sprint to offer BlackBerry Curve 3G September 26

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G is making the carrier rounds, and Sprint's the latest to get the budget-friendly BlackBerry.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G
RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G Sprint

Joining T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint will begin selling the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 on September 26 through its direct sales channels for $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. It will be available from all sales channels starting October 10.

Similar to the other models, Sprint's Curve 3G ships running BlackBerry OS 5 but is BlackBerry OS 6 ready. Spring didn't announce a specific date for the update but did say it would be in the new year.

The entry-level Curve 3G offers such features as a 2-megapixel camera, 512MB flash memory (2GB microSD included in the box), and full wireless options--Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G. Of course, it also supports a number of Sprint services, including the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G for Sprint will be available in graphite gray and royal purple.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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