Sprint to join Verizon in offering the BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Sprint to join Verizon in offering the BlackBerry Curve 8530
On Thursday, we reported that Verizon was adding the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to the Big Red lineup. The phone, which the carrier originally called the Curve2, will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a 2 year contract. Well, before Thursday was out, a screen shot of the Sprint web site showed that it too would be offering the same device, with basically the same features, at the same price. Where Verizon says it will offer the 8530 in either Black or Smokey Violet, Sprint calls the same color choice Black or Royal Purple. We guess one man's Smokey Violet is another man's Royal Purple. Who knew? Verizon plans on launching the phone on November 20th but Sprint has no date set yet. As soon as we hear when the pin-dropping network will be dropping the 8530, we will pass it on to you.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 Preliminary Specifications

source: Sprint


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6 Comments

1. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Why does Sprint always have the same phones Verizon does? I mean in the same colors too? Come on...

3. craggie4ever

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 24, 2009

uh no, i believe the real question is, Why does Verizon always have the same phones sprint does?

5. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

what are you talking about "same colors" other then the tours which are black all of their phones are different colors LOL and even the back's on the tours are different.

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

RIM is to blame for the phones because that's thier design, the colors are different though

4. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

because they're are the only two major carriers of CDMA devices in the US and quite frankly, there is less of a selection for these handsets. if you look at these company's lineup, for every phone that is the same, there is one that is different. it's also cheaper for rim to not make different colors. and to comment on that, the curves were different colors, the pearls were different colors, the world edditions were different colors. aside from rim, the palm centros were different colors. the htc touchs were different colors. what the HELL are you talking about. oh wait, the tours were both black. rats....

6. puggunit

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

??? they are both CDMA, why not? They get offered the phones at the same time. Who cares, Sprint is going to take over, VZW is just getting too greedy.

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