According to Sprint, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone utilizes iDEN technology on the Nextel National Network and offers Nextel Direct Connect. The smartphone offers built-in Wi-Fi support and Group Connect, which enables customers to set up group conversations with up to 20 participants.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is also claimed to support integrated business solutions, including a large selection of GPS-enabled solutions and access to various other third-party mobile applications.
Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing at Research In Motion (RIM), said: The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is ideal for customers who want the benefit of the popular Nextel Direct Connect service together with the power of the BlackBerry platform. We think Nextel Direct Connect customers will be very pleased with its range of new features and stylish design, and we are very excited to be launching the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone with Sprint.
Danny Bowman, president of Nextel Direct Connect, said: The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone is designed for customers who require instant convenient push-to-talk services to communicate with friends and family as well as with employees, customers and suppliers. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is a premium smartphone that strikes a perfect balance between performance and usability.