updated 09:40 am EDT, Fri May 9, 2008
BBerry Curve Sprint Ships
Sprint today lived up to a late leak and began offering the BlackBerry Curve 8330 online. The carrier's version of the smartphone is unique to the US in its titanium gray color and also includes relatively unique software support, including access to the Sprint Music Store for downloads and Sprint's streaming Internet TV. Pitched as a media phone, the device also includes a 1GB microSD card for handling music and videos.
The Sprint edition of the GPS-capable phone is also less expensive than the Verizon model shipping today and sells for $180 when paired with a two-year plan versus the $220 of its rival; Sprint also lists a $600 contract-free price, though Verizon doesn't list a similar price in public for comparison.