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Alltel picks up BlackBerry Curve 8530

Alltel introduces its latest BlackBerry device, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 Alltel

Joining the other carriers, Alltel added the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 to its lineup. It's available now for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, with a one-year contract and qualifying Smart Choice Pack (rates start at $69.99 per month for unlimited data, e-mail, and Web access).

Though more of an entry-level device, the Curve 8530 offers plenty of features, including Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS. The smartphone also has a 2-megapixel camera, 256MB Flash memory (expandable up to 32GB via the microSD/SDHC slot), dedicated media controls, and optical trackpad.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Alltel is available only to customers in the carrier's remaining 91 cellular market areas.