Sprint to offer BlackBerry Curve 8530 too: no price or date

Verizon's BlackBerry Curve 8530 isn't quite on sale yet – you'll have to wait until November 20th for that – but Sprint would like you to know that they'll also be offering the QWERTY smartphone.  The Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8530 gets the same WiFi, GPS, 2-megapixel camera and EVDO Rev.A connectivity, which means the only thing really lacking right now is a price and a release date.

Instead there's a pre-interest page where you can sign up for updates about when the Curve 8530 becomes available.  One thing Verizon don't seem to have is a "royal purple" version of the smartphone, which is certainly distinctive; happily a plain black model will also be offered for those feeling less regal, together with a red version which isn't shown on the sign-up page but does get a name-check in the press release.

Sprint will also be pre-loading the BlackBerry with Media Sync, Sprint TV, Sprint Music Store and Pandora.  The Curve 8530 will be priced at $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and following the usual wretched mail-in rebate) on Verizon, so we're expecting Sprint to do something similarly sub-$100.