Sprint delays BlackBerry Curve launch for reasons unknown

By on September 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Sprint delays BlackBerry Curve launch for reasons unknown

Sprint announced late Thursday evening that it has pushed back the launch of RIM’s newest Curve, the BlackBerry Curve 9350, until some time in October. The carrier said previously that it would release the Curve 9350 on September 9th starting at $49.99 on contract. Sprint gave no reason for the delay, citing only “unexpected circumstances” in its statement on the matter. RIM’s Curve series of smartphones has been crucial to the Waterloo, Ontario-based vendor’s success to date. Offering RIM’s full suite of popular PIM services in an affordable package, Curve handsets are common choices for prepaid customers and enterprise customers making fleet purchases. BGR exclusively revealed RIM’s new Curve back in January and the handset was thought to be slated for a release earlier this year, suggesting this might not be the first time its release is being delayed. Sprint’s full statement follows below. More →

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Sprint's BlackBerry Curve 9350 launches September 9th; priced from $49.99

By on August 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM.

Sprint's BlackBerry Curve 9350 launches September 9th; priced from $49.99

Sprint on Tuesday announced the upcoming launch of RIM’s brand new BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone. Just made official Tuesday morning, the Curve 9350 features RIM’s famous candy bar design as well as GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel camera and the BlackBerry 7 OS. “It is exciting to see the BlackBerry Curve line continue to evolve, building upon past success,” said Sprint’s VP of product development David Owens in a statement. “This latest iteration offers the recognizable form factor our customers have come to enjoy, while adding powerful new features and innovative apps of BlackBerry 7 to deliver the smoothest and fastest BlackBerry Curve experience to date.” Sprint’s BlackBerry Curve 9350 will launch on September 9th for $79.99 with a new two-year contract. Sprint business customers may qualify for pricing as low as $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.┬áSprint’s full press release follows below. More →

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