IRVINE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Consumers have been asking about it on Facebook®, Twitter and online discussion boards for months – a BlackBerry® smartphone that combines features like full Web browsing, social networking, music, videos, games, robust email access and downloadable apps with the unlimited talk, text and Web offered with Boost Mobile’s no-contract Monthly Unlimited plan. The wait is now over – Boost Mobile today introduced the highly-anticipated BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 on its BlackBerry® Monthly Unlimited plan.
“Smartphones have entered the mainstream and our partnership with Boost Mobile further demonstrates that more and more consumers want the powerful advantages of a BlackBerry smartphone with all the advanced communications and multimedia features that keep you connected, productive and entertained on the go”
“The addition of BlackBerry Curve 8330 to Boost Mobile’s broadening line-up of handsets squashes the misconception that ‘no contract’ cell phones and service are low-end,” said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Sprint Prepaid Group. “A BlackBerry smartphone with BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited service from Boost Mobile is ideal for highly-connected and productivity-minded customers who do not want to sign a long-term service contract.”
Availability & Pricing
BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone from Boost Mobile is currently available at Best Buy, RadioShack, Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores and select independent wireless dealer locations for a suggested retail price of $249.99 (excluding taxes). The BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan provides the same nationwide voice and text messaging of the popular Monthly Unlimited offer, but also includes 3G Web access and unlimited email for $60 per month on the Nationwide Sprint Network.
- 3G speeds where available
- HTML Web Browser
- Full QWERTY Keypad & Trackball Navigation
- 2MP Camera with Flash, Zoom and Video recording
- Access to BlackBerry App World™ for Applications, Games and More
- Media Player with Standard Audio Jack
- 1GB microSD™ Card included (supports up to 8GB)
- Stereo Bluetooth® Capable
- Multi-Media, Text and Instant Messaging
- GPS and Wireless Web-Enabled
Boost Mobile customers on the BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan have access to unlimited Web browsing and up to 10 email accounts, including email accounts accessed through an Internet service such as Gmail™, Yahoo!® and Hotmail® or other IMAP or POP email accounts, as well as accounts that use a Microsoft® Exchange server accessed via Microsoft® Outlook® Web Access.
“Smartphones have entered the mainstream and our partnership with Boost Mobile further demonstrates that more and more consumers want the powerful advantages of a BlackBerry smartphone with all the advanced communications and multimedia features that keep you connected, productive and entertained on the go,” said Mark Guibert, vice president corporate marketing, Research In Motion.
For more information about BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone and the BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan from Boost Mobile, please visit http://plans.boostmobile.com/blackberry.aspx.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its 'Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month, and with its ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web and email for $60 per month. Boost Mobile 'Monthly Unlimited' offers flat-rate, nationwide service on the Sprint and Nextel Nationwide Networks, reaching over 274 million people with no activation, roaming, traveling or long distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo and Research In Motion, ranging from entry-level to high-end. Boost-branded wireless phones are available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading television home shopping network; with Re-Boost® available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the U.S. Purchase and experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and www.boostmobile.com.
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