T-Mobile kills off the BlackBerry Curve 8900

By on February 4, 2010 at 6:38 AM.

T-Mobile kills off the BlackBerry Curve 8900

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There comes a time in every smartphones life when, after a long and illustrious career in which it has accomplished many things, it just wants to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life and bow out gracefully. According to T-Mobile, the latest to do so is the BlackBerry Curve 8900 as T-Mobile which is now residing in a retirement community in Florida having reached the “end of its life cycle”. It remains to be seen whether its son, the Curve 8520, will take up the family business, but rumor has it that its grandson is just about to come of age and make a splash.
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AT&T chops prices of BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 to $199.99 and $149.99

By on June 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM.

AT&T chops prices of BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 to $199.99 and $149.99

Good news for those of you who are in dire need of a new smartphone but would prefer to stick to models that have been given the “all clear” in consumer reviews instead of grabbing the hottest new toys. Just like we told you in our scoop back in early May, AT&T has just slashed the 2-year contract price of the BlackBerry Bold to $199.99. What’s more, the Curve 8900 has been cut to $149.99 — the price it was originally going to launch at according to our sources. Previously $299.99 and $199.99 respectively, the Bold shed off a third of its price tag while the newest-kid-on-the-block (to AT&T, anyway) is now ripe for the picking. So what’s it gonna be, people? The brawny Bold or the svelte Curve 8900?

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New AT&T rebate sheets in; Moto QA1, Samsung Jack, Sony Ericsson C905a and more

By on May 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM.

New AT&T rebate sheets in; Moto QA1, Samsung Jack, Sony Ericsson C905a and more

Following this morning’s rebate sheet from Verizon, one of our AT&T ninjas apparently got fired up and snapped a couple of shots of the carrier’s upcoming rebates for May 11th through June 21st. Unfortunately, no real bomb dropping on AT&T’s sheet either but there are a few items of interest. As is always the case, this doesn’t mean all of the handsets listed will be out during the rebate period but it does mean they’ll be dropping soon enough. Above, highlights include the sliding QWERTY-rocking Motorola QA1 Karma and Sony Ericsson’s 8.1 megapixel beast, the C905a. The second shot, pictured after the break, includes the Samsung i637 Jack and of course everyone’s favorite EDGE-only messaging machine, the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Hit the jump for the second image and let us know if there’s anything in particular on the new rebate sheet that catches your eye.

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AT&T to launch BlackBerry Curve 8900 on May 25th; Bold price drop to follow

By on May 5, 2009 at 2:32 PM.

AT&T to launch BlackBerry Curve 8900 on May 25th; Bold price drop to follow

Well it looks like AT&T may be preparing to launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 a bit sooner than we expected. Earlier this week we reported our latest intel which placed AT&T’s Curve 8900 on store shelves some time in June. AT&T followed up the next day and finally made the handset official, but provided very little in terms of a release date. It looks like things might be going down somewhat sooner than expected as a tipster reports the Curve 8900 will drop on May 25th. Pricing is said to be set at $149.99 though it is still unclear whether or not any rebates will be involved. Following the release of the 8900, our tipster also suggests AT&T will be dropping the price of a new Bold on June 1st from $299.99 to $199.99 on contract. $150 Curve 8900s, $200 Bolds… AT&T is apparently looking to move some serious BlackBerry volume this Summer.

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AT&T confirms early Summer availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8900

By on May 4, 2009 at 9:35 AM.

AT&T confirms early Summer availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Well, look what we have here — a press release from AT&T announcing the early summer availability of the Curve 8900… Conveniently arriving just a few days after we leaked the June availability of the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900. Sorry to disappoint but as we alluded to in our last post on the subject, there is nothing earth shattering in the press release. AT&T’s 8900 will be a mirror image of the T-Mobile version, though it will of course support standard AT&T services like AT&T navigator and AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot access. No pricing details or exact release date were revealed but our June time frame is still looking solid. Hit the jump for the text of the press release.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 making its way to AT&T

By on May 3, 2009 at 8:33 AM.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 making its way to AT&T

OK everybody, just calm down. We got word from one of our ninjas that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 will finally be arriving at AT&T stores some time in June. For those who were hoping for a miracle or at least a little something special added on to compensate you for the handset’s tardiness, sorry, it’ll basically be a mirror of the T-Mobile version. The AT&T version will however have the same themes as the Bold 9000. Woo. No word on pricing yet but it should be around the same as its cousin on T-Mobile’s line-up. For those of you aching for a new BlackBerry but who feel like the Bold might be a little on the larger, heavier side, the wait won’t be much longer.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 now $149.99 from T-Mobile

By on April 7, 2009 at 2:41 PM.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 now $149.99 from T-Mobile

So long, early adopter tax. Don’t worry though, current T-Mobile Curve 8900 owners, this one’s not as bad as it could have been in the scheme of things. As of this morning it looks like T-Mobile’s flagship BlackBerry has shed some excess margin in an effort to boost sales. Potential Curve 8900 owners will now find that the sleek 3G-less beauty is $50 cheaper than it was last night, settling in at $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Not bad, not bad. Email-hungry T-Mobile customers really have no reason to shy away from BlackBerry’s latest Curve now as there simply isn’t a better value to be had in Pinksville as far as we’re concerned. So who’s in?

Thanks, Justin!

[Via TmoNews]

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 goes live on T-Mobile US site

By on January 15, 2009 at 2:02 PM.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 goes live on T-Mobile US site

Too cold, T-Mobile, too cold. The pink panther knows its BlackBerry-hungry customers are jonesing for some Curve 8900 and it just hit them where it hurts. That’s right T-Mobile customers, the Curve 8900 is now live on the site, calling to you from afar. Take in all of that sleek, sexy BlackBerry goodness and know that you’re still a month away from being able to get your hands on one. Just to recap quickly: Availability for business customers comes on January 19th and everyone else will have to wait until February 11th. $199 looks to be the two-year contract price in both instances, with a full retail price set at $499.99. There you have it people – unless you’re Mike Sickels, it’s look but no touch.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 enterprise pricing revealed

By on January 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 enterprise pricing revealed

Got a business? Got T-Mobile? Got a ‘Berry? Then it’s time to smack your CFO around until he or she signs off on the 8900 upgrades you’ve been waiting for. Rumors of T-Mobile’s enterprise pricing is making its way across the interwebz and it’s not looking too bad at all. $499.99 contract-free, $249.99 with a one-year agreement and $199.99 with a two-year sign off. Sounds about right to us, and we expect non-corporate pricing to line up with these numbers as well. We already know that the 8900 will become available to business customers this coming Monday and the rest of you will have to wait until February 11th to play. Can you make it another month?

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Fear squasher: BlackBerry Curve 8900 still coming to AT&T

By on January 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM.

Fear squasher: BlackBerry Curve 8900 still coming to AT&T

With the influx of BlackBerry Curve 8900 news lately as a result of T-Mobile’s official announcement that the highly anticipated handset would be available next month, many AT&T customers found themselves wondering why AT&T has been so quiet to date. Comments and emails have flooded BGR and plenty of other sites as well, wondering if AT&T would be passing on the Curve 8900 due to lack of 3G or as a result of botched negotiations, T-Mobile exclusivity, etc. As such, it will surely come as welcome news to AT&T-contracted BlackBerry fans that the Curve 8900 is indeed still on its way to the nations largest carrier second-largest carrier. RIM hit CES this week with a booth full of ‘Berrys and among them, a sleek new Curve 8900 all dressed up in AT&T branding. In short, nothing has changed and the Curve 8900 is still on its way to Big Blue. AT&T would hardly pass on the update to one of its best-selling handsets of course, despite the glaring lack of WCDMA. But then, that’s where the Bold comes in. While it still looks like T-Mobile will be the first to bring the Curve 8900 to market in the US, expect news on the AT&T release soon.

Thanks, Laurie!

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Early New Year’s gift from BGR: T-Mobile release schedule revealed, BlackBerry Curve 8900 included

By on December 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM.

Early New Year’s gift from BGR: T-Mobile release schedule revealed, BlackBerry Curve 8900 included

Maybe one of our ninjas was feeling inspired by that crazy new Dick Tracy watch LG has in the pipes because he decided to go super-sleuth and dig up the goods on T-Mobile’s upcoming release schedule for January and February, 2009. This screenshot of T-Mobile’s internal release schedule reveals pink’s upcoming lineup for the first two months of 2009 and T-Mobile well, February is most definitely your month T-Mobile people! You’ve got two major handsets dropping on the 18th: the 8 megapixel Samsung Memoir and yes, that’s right, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Curve 8900. Can you hold out another month and a half? Here’s what you’re looking at over the next two months:

  • January 21: Sony Ericsson TM506 in scarlett
  • January 21: Nokia 7510
  • January 28: T-Mobile Shadow
  • February 4: Motorola Renew
  • February 4: Samsung t119
  • February 18: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900
  • February 18: Samsung Memoir

Happy New Year, from your pals at BGR!

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Reminder: BlackBerry Curve 8900 and HTC Fuze giveaways end tomorrow!

By on December 20, 2008 at 11:24 AM.

Reminder: BlackBerry Curve 8900 and HTC Fuze giveaways end tomorrow!

Ahh there’s nothing better than free, especially when it comes to the latest and greatest smartphones on the market. Your buddies here at BGR are happy to hook you up now that the holidays are upon us and in case you missed it, we’re running two giveaways right now that you would be wise to check out. Yep, two lucky BGR readers will have an extra-special Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or whatever else it is they celebrate and we get ready to choose and announce the winners of our BlackBerry Curve 8900 and HTC Fuze giveaways. Woo hoo! If you haven’t yet left a comment and entered one or both of the contests, what are you waiting for?! You’ve got until 11:59PM EST tomorrow (Sunday) to leave a comment and enter for your chance to win a free BlackBerry Curve 8900 or a free HTC Fuze. Remember, only one comment per person or you can kiss your chances of winning that shiny new smartphone goodbye.

Win a free BlackBerry Curve 8900!
Win a free HTC Fuze!

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 sashays into the UK via T-Mobile

By on December 19, 2008 at 10:40 AM.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 sashays into the UK via T-Mobile

British friends, rejoice! T-Mobile, sneaky as it is, has just launched a country-wide sneak attack – bombarding store locations across the island. Here in the US we’re still in the dark as far as when the 8900 might find its way to AT&T or T-Mobile, but every time we see it launched abroad we get a slight glimmer of hope. Maybe. As far as T-Mobile UK pricing goes, here’s how it breaks down with an 18-month contract term:

  • Combi 15: £15.00 ($22.77) / month – £166.37 ($252.57)
  • Combi 20: £20.00 ($30.36) / month – £127.22 ($193.14)
  • Combi 25: £25.00 ($37.95) / month – £97.87 ($148.58)
  • Combi 30: £30.00 ($45.54) / month – £58.72 ($89.15)
  • Combi 35: £31.50 ($47.82) / month – FREE
  • Combi 40: £36.00 ($54.65) / month – FREE

Not bad T-Mobile, not bad at all. Of course if you head on over to our BlackBerry Curve 8900 giveaway you can take home a free 8900 for £0.00 / month, but these deals are still pretty good. So, if your current handset is moving cellular data way too fast for you, head on over to your local T-Mobile shop and get your EDGE on. Woo!

Thanks, Everett!

[Via engadget mobile]

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