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October 06, 2010

RIM's New BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone Available on Boost Mobile

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s (News - Alert) pre-paid brands offering wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts, announced expansion of its 3G enabled phone portfolio with the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone from Research In Motion “RIM.”

Featuring a sturdy and sleek design, the new BlackBerry (News - Alert) Curve 8530 Smartphone comes with a full QWERTY keypad. Equipped with an optical trackpad for easy navigation, it also features a camera with zoom and video recording capability.

With the help of BlackBerry Curve 8530, consumers can stay in touch with e-mail, instant messaging, and social networking sites such as Facebook (News - Alert), Myspace and Flickr, said officials with Boost Mobile. It also provides support for BlackBerry services with access to up to 10 supported e-mail accounts, including most popular ISP e-mail accounts like Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL (News - Alert) and Gmail.

In addition, the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone also delivers rich mobile entertainment with its integrated media player, expandable MicroSD/SDHC slot for up to 32GB of media storage and access to broad catalog of applications on BlackBerry App World.

The BlackBerry App World features a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry Smartphones.

Priced at $249.99 excluding tax, the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone will be rolled out on Oct. 14, at Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores and select independent wireless dealer locations.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone also features GPS with support for location-based applications, including geotagging pictures, voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding.

Apart from supporting 3G high-speed data, the new smartphone is also provided with a built-in WiFi (News - Alert) (802.11 b/g).

For unlimited domestic voice, text and Web service, without a long term contract, Boost Mobile’s $60 BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan is the ideal, said officials with Boost Mobile.

“Boost Mobile continues to bring its customers high-quality phones on a dependable nationwide network,” said Andre Smith, business director, Boost Mobile. “Pairing the BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited offer with the productivity that comes from a handset like the BlackBerry Curve 8530 could be a real eye-opener for any customer who craves style, efficiency and, most important, value, all rolled into one.”

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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