Cricket begins to take pre-orders for the BlackBerry Curve 8530
Aug 05, 2010, 4:26 PM
Over a year ago, it was pretty difficult to find any BlackBerry smartphones being offered through the multitude of no-contract/pre-paid wireless carriers littered across the country. However, there is a growing amount of consumers flocking to these providers over the typical post-paid ones since they're budget friendly. RIM has been busy in branching out their reach by attacking the pre-paid market with their vast BlackBerry handset offerings. Now the latest one to adopt a fancy business oriented BlackBerry is Cricket with the Curve 8530 expected to launch some time soon. Rather than waiting for the official word when this device will finally begin to make the rounds in stores, you can get yourself situated right now with a pre-order through Cricket's web site. However, we found that it is ready to ship for the instant price of $279.99 with a required $60/month plan – plus they threw in free overnight shipping as well. As usual, the pricing isn't too shabby when you consider the no-contract status with the handset.