Sprint launches the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone for Nextel Direct Connect iDEN network. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is claimed to be the the “most advanced push-to-talk BlackBerry smartphone ever.”
Developed by RIM, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i features a 2 Megapixel camera, a color display, QWERTY keyboard, integrated GPS and WiFi support, media player, Bluetooth and a microSD/SDHC memory card slot.
The Curve 8350i is the first push-to-talk BlackBerry to have WiFi and Group Connect, that allows users to set up group conversations with up to 20 participants. It runs BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 and supports BlackBerry “push” email.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is available from Sprint for $149.99 with a two-year service agreement, an $80 instant savings credit and a $100 mail-in rebate.