Verizon Makes BlackBerry Curve 8330 Available
The smartphone is available beginning today online and through Verizon's business channels. It will be for sale in retail stores beginning May 12. The 8330 will cost $170 with contract after rebates.
May 31, 2017
TCL today announced that the BlackBerry KEYone, a smartphone it developed with BlackBerry Mobile, is now available for purchase online. The handset includes a 4.5-inch touch display, full QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 625 processor, 12-megpixel camera, LTE, and Android 7.1 Nougat with BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Messenger.
Dec 15, 2017
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
Feb 6, 2017
BlackBerry today said it has licensed its smartphone brand to Optiemus, a smartphone maker based in India. The deal represents the third such agreement forged by BlackBerry with other hardware manufacturers.
Mar 6, 2018
BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features," said the company in its filings.
Glyde or Curve for non-internet users?
I don't need the internet packet (for now), and I frequently text as well as make standard phone calls. Based on my needs, I feel getting the Curve MAY be overkill. I'm open to perhaps adding the internet plan onto my phone, but as it stands I feel the Glyde may offer more right out of the box (and with my existing, very affordable plan) than the Curve.
I'm a pocket-tech geek and both handsets look like a lot of fun to play with and to customize. I've never owned a handset with haptic feedback/touch, and I've also never owned a Blackberry, so both entice me.
Available in most stores
It's about time......
This was actually available online yesterday Afternoon