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 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.