T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 goes on general sale

Feb 11, 2009

If you've been clutching your penny jar, waiting anxiously to buy the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and cursing your lack of a business account with T-Mobile, it's time to breath out.  The Curve 8900 is now available to all customers, not just enterprise ones, with a ticket price of $199.99 after a $200 instant-rebate (hurrah!) and a $100 mail-in one (boo hiss).

Obviously that's dependent on you taking out a new, two-year agreement with T-Mobile USA.  Then of course there's the BlackBerry service tariff on top of that.  It isn't going to end up necessarily cheap, but the 8900 is a slick little handset - as we found in our hands-on with it - and unless 3G figures highly in your priorities you're unlikely to be too disappointed with it.

Unfortunately, it looks like the rumored pricing for the Curve - which tipped an after-rebates price of $149.99 - was a little too ambitious.  Still, this ought to tide you over until the 3G Gemini arrives.

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