It’s no Droid Bionic, iPhone 4S or Bold 9930, but if you’re on Verizon and want a smartphone mainly for things like Facebook and BBM this is the perfect phone and deal for you. Verizon is now offering an online only deal for the BlackBerry Curve 9330 where you can get the Curve 9330 for just $50 with new 2 year contract and data plan– but the data plan is only $10 a month.
Now this $10 a month only gets you 75 MB of data a month so you pretty much shouldn’t watch any YouTube over 3G (though you can watch over WiFi), but it is more than enough for things like BBM (even if you send several thousand a month), checking Facebook and email(but not download a ton of pictures), and browsing the web for scores. If you want to watch YouTube or do a lot of Facebook from your phone then you could always get Verizon’s larger 2 GB data plan, though that will cost you $30 a month (and if you’re already paying for that we’d recommend getting one of those above phones instead of this).
This deal looks to only be available for the Curve 9330, but if you’re looking for a new Verizon BlackBerry and really only need Facebook and BBM you should definitely check this out.
More info: Verizon
Looking for a new BlackBerry on Sprint but aren’t impressed with the new Bold 9930 or Torch 9850? Well, then you may want to check out this brand new Curve. This new Curve 9350 brings a lot of the updates of the new Bold and Torch lines but at a much better price: $79.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.
And if you’re a fan of the Curve line you’re really going to like what Sprint and BlackBerry have done here. This new Curve 9350 is without a question the best BlackBerry Curve yet with features like: an improved 2.44 inch touchscreen above that great BlackBerry keyboard (it’s a higher resolution screen which means that everything from BBM’s to Facebook to websites will look really nice on here. And like the Bold 9930 the screen is now multitouch so you can do things like pinch-to-zoom in the browser), 800 MHZ processor with 512 MB of RAM (so things here don’t just look good but are much faster too), 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording (like the other new BlackBerrys there is no front camera here), and the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. All in all, this looks to be a great upgrade to the Curve line and an excellent choice for Sprint users who want a good BlackBerry but don’t want to pay $200 for a Bold.
The Curve 9350 will be available for Sprint users beginning September 9th. For more info on the new Curve, check out BlackBerry’s site here.
We know, a lot of you want a new BlackBerry. You want to BBM your friends who all seem to have one. Thing is, you look at a phone like an iPhone, Droid or Windows Phone 7 and really want something, well, faster, with a cool OS, a lot of apps, and that is well, more 2011. If this describes your dream BlackBerry, then listen up, as thanks to BGR a whole bunch of info on four (count’em FOUR!) new BlackBerrys– major updates to the Bold, Curve, Storm and Torch lines– have come out and they look incredible!
Looking for a new AT&T BlackBerry but aren’t digging the new Torch? Well, before you buy that Bold 9700 or Curve you may wanna listen up, as AT&T and BlackBerry are planning to add a few more BlackBerrys over the coming weeks that should definitely make any BlackBerry fan excited.
Starting October 17th (two weeks from today), AT&T will be launching the all new Pearl 3G (aka the Pearl 9100). The Pearl 3G is the next generation of the popular but old Pearl series. This is great for anyone who is loved the Pearl’s sleek design, but wanted it to be a bit more “modern” specs wise (the last AT&T Pearl was the 8120, and that was way back in 2008). And this new Pearl is definitely a lot more up-to-date, packing all the traditional BlackBerry features like a trackpad, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, WiFi with support for the latest wireless N networks, GPS (something you couldn’t get together with the older Pearl, you either had to get one with GPS or WiFi), and of course– 3G (another thing sadly missing from the old AT&T Pearl line). You also get the awesome SureType keyboard (like on the original Pearl, which puts two letters on a key to give you a full keyboard while still keeping the sleekness), and other BlackBerry standards like BBM and the App World (there is no word from AT&T however if/when the Pearl will get the new BlackBerry 6 OS).
The Pearl 3G will cost $149.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan when it launches on in red the 17th.
Just like T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, AT&T too will soon launch their own version of the Curve 3G (aka the Curve 9300). Coming “in time for the holidays,” AT&T’s new Curve 3G will feature pretty much identical specs to the other Curve 3Gs’– the great BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, 3G (again, something older Curves on AT&T– even the recent 8520— lacked), WiFi and GPS, and a 2 megapixel camera with video recording.
You also of course get BBM and the App World, and AT&T also announced that the Curve 3G will get BlackBerry 6 OS (and with it, updates like that much better browser), though an official date for when that update will occur hasn’t yet been revealed (all that’s been said was that it would come in “the coming months”). The Curve will cost $99.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan.
So, any AT&T users looking for a new BlackBerry gonna wait for one of these or are you gonna go with a current Curve, Bold or Torch instead? Let us know in the comments.
There’s always something going on between Verizon and Sprint when it comes to launching new BlackBerrys. I mean, whenever one announces they are getting a new one, the other turns around and says they are getting it too. But hey, if you’re a BlackBerry fan on either of the carriers this type of competition ain’t so bad, right? Yeah, we thought so, and in this case it definitely is good with Verizon and Sprint both announcing their plans to release the all new BlackBerry Curve 3G (or BlackBerry Curve 9330 if you want the specific model name) over the coming days and weeks.
What is this new BlackBerry you ask? Think of it as a solid and cheaper, but slightly lower end version of the Bold 9650 or a very nice update to the current Curve 8530 (the most recent Curve that added a trackpad in place of the trackball). Both come with what you’d expect from a BlackBerry– a sleek, thin design with that awesome full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad, 3G, GPS and WiFi (though unlike the Torch, these don’t connect to the latest WiFi N networks), a 2 megapixel camera with video recording (something we wish would’ve been bumped up at least to 3 megapixels from the current Curve’s 2. Oh, and video recording requires a microSD card. Sprint ships their BlackBerry with a 2 GB card in the box, but Verizon needs you to purchase your own separately), and BlackBerry OS 5 with all the features you know and love like App World and BBM.
Both Verizon and Sprint have also announced that their Curve 3Gs will get updates to BlackBerry 6 OS (with Sprint saying their update will be coming in 2011, and Verizon saying “BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, upon network certification, in the coming months.”) In short, we wouldn’t be surprised if both updates don’t come until next year (network certification is the testing process carriers do on phones and software prior to public release, and Verizon is notorious for having a particularly strict testing process that could very easily push this update to who-knows-when).
Verizon’s Curve 3G will be available later today, September 16th, at Verizon’s site (in either gray or red colors) for a very solid $30 on a new 2 year contract with data plan and $100 mail-in rebate. Sprint’s Curve 3G release (also in either gray or purple colors) will be a little over a week away— September 26th, for a slightly higher but also very solid $50 on 2 year contract with data plan and $100 mail-in rebate.
So, anyone looking to upgrade their Verizon or Sprint BlackBerry?
So Verizon has announced their loaded holiday phone lineup a few days ago, but what about AT&T and T-Mobile? For sure they got some new phones ready to spend some holiday cheer with right? Of course they do, and we’re talking some really nice ones– like new BlackBerrys, and even a new Samsung Behold 2 and LG Shine 2. What you waiting for, hit the link and get to it!
Wow– we thought Verizon would slow up on the new products for a little bit after it just announced and released one the biggest phones of the year last week, the Motorola Droid. But we were dead wrong (I mean the Droid just launched yesterday!). The other day, Verizon took the wraps off 4 new phones for the holiday and there seems to be something for everyone. We’re talking new BlackBerry Curve, new LG Chocolate phone, new Samsung phone specially designed to withstand being dropped or spilled upon, and another Android phone– the HTC Droid Eris (Verizon’s version of the HTC Hero).
While none of these are as powerful as the Motorola Droid, there is still some sick stuff here that you’d definitely want to know about– so what you waiting for, hit the more link and get to it!