Sprint Offers Push-to-Talk BlackBerry Curve with Wi-Fi

Sprint is now offering  the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone with advanced push-to-talk.

BlackBerry Curve 8350i uses iDEN technology on the
Nextel National Network for Nextel Direct Connect. It is the first push-to-talk BlackBerry smartphone to offer built-in Wi-Fi and  Group Connect.

The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone also 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
  • 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 has a full QWERTY keyboard, a convenient trackball with intuitive
navigation and an internal antenna.

key features include:

  • BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 for a simple and easy user
    experience with an updated interface, new shortcuts, an enhanced HTML
    web browser, support for free/busy calendar lookups and more.
  • BlackBerry "push" email for easy and efficient delivery of corporate and personal email.
  • Robust messaging capabilities with support for popular instant
    messaging, multimedia messaging (MMS) and text messaging services.
  • Integrated GPS for step-by-step directions, navigation and local
    search as well as support for other location-based applications and
  • Advanced media player for listening to music, watching videos and viewing pictures.
  • 2 megapixel digital camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording(i).
  • DataViz Documents To Go® preinstalled for editing Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone.
  • Speakerphone that provides exceptional sound quality.
  • Expandable memory of up to 16GB through its microSD/SDHC memory
    card slot, providing plenty of storage for pictures, videos, music and
  • Bluetooth 2.0 support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other luetooth peripherals.
  • Support for thousands of applications, including business, lifestyle and entertainment titles.
  • Stereo headset jack for calls, push-to-talk conversations, music and other audio.
  • Removable/rechargeable 1400 mAH battery.

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.