The ability to sell millions of handsets requires one basic premise – you have to make it available to as many people as possible. Sounds easy enough don’t you think? In reality, handset makers would generally partner with one specific provider thanks to exclusive deals that would prove too sweet to not take. The original BlackBerry Curve sold extremely well when you consider the nature of how its exposure exploded onto the scene of pretty much all providers nationally – thus getting some much needed face time with customers. Alltel has managed to get their hands on the BlackBerry 8530 – now making yet another appearance. It’s not a bad thing and pretty much stays faithful to the other versions we’ve seen already. With its debut on the lineup, the low price will really make it an attractive offer to customers – only $49.99 on contract. What makes the deal even better with Alltel is the fact that it only requires you to commit to a one year contract; unlike the two years that everyone else ties you down to. It makes you wonder when other wireless carriers will ever adopt this idea again, but at least the BlackBerry 8530 will be more than affordable for buyers.