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Leak uncovers Sprint BlackBerry 8330 launch, price

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Fri March 21, 2008

Sprint BB 8830 Launch Leak

Sprint's BlackBerry 8330 variant has already had its launch date and price exposed, a tip from BGR shows. The smartphone is set to appear on April 16th and will sell for about $600 without a contract, putting it at the higher end of Sprint's smartphone line. No clues have appeared for the phone's standard two-year contract price, though the phone will appear first in a titanium color and should be followed in two months by a red model like that from AT&T.

In an escaped document, the schedule also confirms the 2-megapixel camera and GPS for the 8330 that were confirmed by prior leaks. An unveiling is not included with the leak but may take place at CTIA, just two weeks ahead of the release date.

The leak also points to a same-day release for the Sanyo Katana LX, a basic fashion phone with a VGA camera, as well as the Sanyo Pro-200 and Pro-700 phones for push-to-talk calling on the iDEN network inherited from Nextel.

by MacNN Staff



  1. polixter

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Sprint finally gets a decent phone and then slaps a ridiculous price on it. I'm disgusted. I was ready to buy this the moment it was released. But c'mon, we are talking $400+ to upgrade my phone and I'm even at the sweet spot where my contract is done. I'm seriously looking at leaving Sprint. Been with them through all of the past nightmares. This was going to be a silver lining. Now its black.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Latest BB 8330 date

    Got this in reply to inquiry to sprint. Middle may...

    Please be aware Sprint has revised its launch schedule for this device. An official statement has been posted on our Buzz About Wireless user site. This can be viewed at

    Customers wishing to be notified via email about availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone may register for notification at Thank you for your interest in Sprint.

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