Sprint just let me know that they have released the 8530i. As you probably already know from all of our articles about it the 8350i is the latest iDen/Nextel push to talk phone from Sprint. It has WiFi AND GPS and uses OS 4.5 which is nice. Sadly there is no direct link to the product due to how Sprints website is setup.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is the first push-to-talk BlackBerry smartphone to offer:
- Built-in Wi-Fi(R) support, allowing customers to browse the Internet and download email attachments quickly and easily wherever they have Wi-Fi access, and they can also send and receive emails or browse the Internet while talking on the phone.
- Group Connect, enabling customers to instantly set up group conversations with up to 20 participants.
Additionally, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone supports:
- Integrated business solutions, including a large selection of GPS-enabled solutions and access to thousands of other third-party mobile applications for jobs such as dispatch operations and fleet and workforce management.
- International Direct Connect, which enables instant connections between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
- Talkgroup, which connects groups of up to 200 people at once within the same local market and in the same fleet.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is available beginning today at www.sprint.com or 1-800-SPRINT-1 or from a Sprint business sales representative. It is available for as low as $149.99 with a two-year service agreement, an $80 instant savings credit and a $100 mail-in rebate. On January 11, it will be available in Sprint retail stores nationwide.