It's Official BlackBerry 8830 via Sprint around July 15

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Sprint announced today that the BlackBerry 8830 will be available next month online at www.sprint.

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BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Sprint announced today that the BlackBerry 8830 will be available next month online at www.sprint.com, through Sprint Telesales, Sprint business sales channels and retail locations. We hear July 15ish. The BlackBerry 8830 from Sprint will be priced at $199.99 with a two year-service agreement and $100 mail-in-rebate and $100 instant rebate. Additional savings may be available to business customers through their Sprint account manager.

Gee it is nice to have connections (literally and figuratively).

Features, just so you know:

  • Built-in GPS – customers can utilize applications such as Sprint Navigation, spoken and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, or BlackBerryMaps, a mapping application.
  • OnDemand - a unique application available exclusively from Sprint that delivers customized, up-to-date information such as sports, weather, news, money and movie information, all with the push of a button.
  • Phone as Modem – with the included USB cable, customers can utilize the BlackBerry 8830 as a wireless modem to extend the capabilities of the Sprint Nationwide Network to a laptop. An appropriate service plan is required.
  • Media Player – play videos, audio podcasts or music files with the built-in media player; also includes a stereo headset jack.
  • MicroSD slot – allows expandable memory to store music and video files.
  • Built-in GPS – customers can utilize applications such as Sprint Navigation, spoken and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, or BlackBerry® Maps, a mapping application.
  • OnDemand - a unique application available exclusively from Sprint that delivers customized, up-to-date information such as sports, weather, news, money and movie information, all with the push of a button.
  • Phone as Modem – with the included USB cable, customers can utilize the BlackBerry 8830 as a wireless modem to extend the capabilities of the Sprint Nationwide Network to a laptop. An appropriate service plan is required.
  • Media Player – play videos, audio podcasts or music files with the built-in media player; also includes a stereo headset jack.
  • MicroSD slot – allows expandable memory to store music and video files.

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