Sprint BlackBerry Curve 9350 launching October 2 for $79.99

After a slight delay, the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 9360 launch has been nailed down to October 2. The pricetag sits at $79.99 on a two-year contract, matching the price T-Mobile launched with earlier this week. Business customers, however, will be able to snag one for $49.99 with a fresh business account activation.

The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is the CDMA version of RIM’s latest entry-level smartphone, with decent specs (5 megapixel camera, 800 MHz processor, 480 x 360 display), and a slim 11 mm profile. The operating system hasn’t changed much for better or worse, and still offers the same sparse, e-mail-centric experience that has become BlackBerry’s staple. I actually just posted my review of the Curve 9360 a few days ago, if you’re curious about how it runs.

Sprint has confirmed that the NFC feature in the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be present, which is good news considering it’s been blocked on other recent BlackBerry models. With Sprint and T-Mobile taken care of, we’re just waiting on AT&T and Verizon. Big Blue might not get the thing until January for some reason, and we’ve already blasted past Verizon’s expected launch date.

In any case, expect to see the BlackBerry Curve 9350 pop up Sprint’s online store real soon-like.


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