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  1. LCAcor#CB's Avatar
    This is on the Verizon website. I hope you enjoy. There is even a pic.

    LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO — Ahead of CTIA WIRELESS 2008, Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, today announced the BlackBerry Curve™ 8330 smartphone will be available in May. Packaged in a liquid silver-colored finish with chrome highlights, smooth edges and soft curves, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 is backed by Verizon Wireless’ high-speed Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network. This small and light smartphone has rich multimedia capabilities and is VZ Navigator(SM) capable. VZ Navigator is Verizon Wireless’ location-based service that offers customers mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and access to information on more than 14 million points of interest.

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330, RIM’s smallest and lightest full-QWERTY smartphone, combines stylish looks with the tools people need to manage their professional responsibilities, maintain personal communications and entertain their senses.

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 offers the following capabilities and key features:

    Small and light design that is easy to handle and use; measures 4.2” x 2.4” x 0.6”and weighs only 4 ounces
    Large, vibrant 320 x 240 display, with light sensing technology that automatically adjusts brightness for optimal viewing in outdoor, indoor, and dark environments
    Responsive, highly-tactile full-QWERTY keyboard and RIM’s intuitive trackball navigation system
    Premium phone features including: noise cancellation technology to offset background noise, Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated “send,” “end,” and “mute” keys, low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth 2.0, with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets (Bluetooth stereo audio profile A2DP/AVRCP), car kits and other Bluetooth accessories
    2.0 megapixel camera with support for video recording*, self-portrait mirror, enhanced flash and 5X zoom
    Easy access to the popular Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application
    3.5 mm stereo headphone jack and dedicated volume controls
    Advanced media player and enhanced desktop media manager software that makes it easy to move media files between a PC and the BlackBerry Curve 8330 – USB Data Cable comes in-box
    MicroSD™/SDHC memory card slot, providing plenty of additional storage (up to 8 GB)
    HTML web browser delivers a fast, rich browsing experience and supports streaming video from sites like m.youtube.com (3GPP RTSP streaming protocol over EV-DO)
    A removable, rechargeable battery, rated for up to 260 minutes of talk time and up to 11 days of standby time
    In-box accessories include: a stereo headset, travel charger and premium tote sleeve
    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone is supported by BlackBerry Internet Service that gives customers access to up to 10 supported POP3 and IMAP personal and corporate e-mail accounts, including most popular ISP e-mail accounts. It is also supported by BlackBerry Professional Software for small businesses and BlackBerry Enterprise Server for enterprise deployments, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, for $269.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. An additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the handset is available for customers who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans at the time of purchase. Customers who purchase a Verizon Wireless Nationwide voice plan can also subscribe to the E-Mail and Web for BlackBerry plan for an additional $29.99 per month while those opting for a data-only plan can pay $34.99 per month for unlimited e-mail and access to the Internet.

    For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Business customers should contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

    * Video recording requires a microSD memory card, sold separately.
    04-09-08 07:35 PM
  2. Serenity Now's Avatar
    May? They would pick a month that has 31 days! April 30th sounds better but whatever it is, it will be worth the wait. My contract has been up for 3 months and everyone in my family has new phones except for the guy paying the bills. Daddy's gettin a new phone folkes!
    04-09-08 07:46 PM
  3. GBVZ's Avatar
    Hey LCAcor... um yeah... that's the press release from 3/31. It was talked about way back then... maybe not in this thread... but yeah. Sorry... we've pretty much known it was gonna be May now for the longest time.

    For anyone who wants to read a long thread about the pre-release of the VZW Curve... go here:

    HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - The Official Blackberry 8330 "Curve" Pre-Release Thread

    That HoFo thread should answer anyone's questions. There's way more information on it and you'll likely find the answers you're looking for. If you have a question about the VZW Curve... your answer will be there. If it's not... then the answer is not known yet!
    04-10-08 12:16 AM
  4. Turbo911cs's Avatar
    May? They would pick a month that has 31 days! April 30th sounds better but whatever it is, it will be worth the wait. My contract has been up for 3 months and everyone in my family has new phones except for the guy paying the bills. Daddy's gettin a new phone folkes!
    My contract his been up since October, imagine how long I've been waiting for the curve..... =0)
    04-10-08 12:43 PM
  5. littlebittoo's Avatar
    My First Post.

    This wait is killing me. I never thought I had a need for blackberry device... 'cause c'mon really who needs the internet available at their fingertips or a great method to text? I felt this way until I held one in my hands. I fell in love.

    I've been holding out for Verizon's Curve. First April now May; I can see it being pushed to mid-June for Father's Day. Verizon you are killing me! Just bring the darn phone out already. And those of us who are willing to do the 30 day switch a roo, can't because the date keeps changing. I don't wanna get the World Edition...but I am growing weary.

    Please stop teasing me.

    Signed
    Give me my crackberry!!!!
    04-11-08 09:06 AM
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