TELUS introduces the new Mike BlackBerry Curve 8350i (iDEN)

January 27, 2009 | By | 21 Comments


TELUS’ iDEN brand Mike has been in need of a serious BlackBerry update! People with dying 7520 and 7100i’s were feeling hopeless until today. TELUS introduced the hot new BlackBerry Curve 8350i featuring Wi-Fi, full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 megapixel camera, OS 4.6 and of course Push To Talk (PTT). You can pick up the new Mike BlackBerry for only $249.99 with three year contract or $599 without starting today.

TELUS today also introduced new Mike smartphone data plans, which start at only $30/month and give you unlimited email, IM and web browsing or $45/month with unlimited email, IM, web browsing, text messaging, caller ID and voicemail.

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  • envoys

    too bad no stores here have it yet… also good to know they have unlimited text messaging plan available but this bb doesn’t support txting….yet, unless someone can tell me different, just like the current 7520 and 7100i.

  • Debbie

    The 8350i does support txting.
    Excellent phone, excellent capabilities

  • Allen Marcus

    All this hype for an old phone with a few new tricks. Telus and Blackberry still have not learned anything. They left out the same things they left out with my 7100i. No texting, no net alerts, and the famous iDen system still does not work properly. As the owner of a small courier company I need the Mike system. I require a Mike phone for communication with our drivers and was hoping that the 7100i would be a good extention for my business needs. The cheaper the phones from Telus for the Mike systems work better then my Blackberry. The new 8350i does not address any of the needs that we were waiting for.

    Question: When will Telus and Blackberry learn to give the client what they need for business, since the Mike system is geared toward business?

  • Steve

    Been waiting for a new Bberry with Mike capability, finally got the thing and am now suffering regarding due to stone aged texting capabilities. Want to send a text? Have to send the text online after MEMORIZING phone number of recipient (no access to conact lists). Want to recieve a text? Doesn’t tell you who sent it unless they’ve attached a signature or phone number to the text, something many people never do. This thing’s a hockey puck…

  • andy

    As usual Mike phones are garbage. I had an original blackberry (don’t recall the model #) I returned it after 4 months and they said it was worthless to them for any rebate. I went back to an i580 and won’t bother again with their blackberry updates. I do wish that their mike system would work in Quebec. Its a joke

  • devin

    everything said about this phone is true… garbage, garbage, GARBAGE… so very frustrating… not to mention how rude i was treated by telus customer service when i pointed out these flaws…. dwight at telus in toronto YOU SHOULD BE FIRED !

  • Jim

    I must say, I have had this phone the 8350i for about a month,,, and I LOVE IT!. Its the best blackberry out there. The only draw back is that the text feature isnt yet working. I can receive texts, but cant send. They are working on a fix I am told. But the rest is great. The wifi is fantastic, the email, camera, everything about it, the bluetooth works better then my old MIKE i580 too.

    there isnt a bad thing to say, just waiting for the text to work!

  • Don

    I have this phone from Telus, its a good phone but their network blows. No texting or mms? What the hell is this?

  • Krista

    I have had the phone for about 3 months now, when I first got it there was a problem where the network would shut completely off and the phone became useless. After 20 someodd days they finally said okay lets get you a replacement so they did. First 30 days the network only shut off once so I thought nothing of it…Since then its been about 5 times so I have to take the battery out and put it back in to reset the damn thing cause nothing else will work.
    As for the texting I was able to receive them before and now- nothing. Not sure what happened there.
    The phone is a good phone but there is a few things that need to be fixed.

  • karys mireles

    Why? Can’t send sms of text , the cellephone no have for send sms

  • Erik Kuijvenhoven

    I want this phone but need some advice can anyone send me some info?????? from your point of view thanks THANK YOU SO MUCH

  • Stephanie

    I received the 8350i for Christmas and I could not send text messages. I went day, to get a replacement and its the same thing. I was told that an engineer will call me within a week. Should I changes phones. Are these text messenging compatible? Please help….

  • ShawnB

    So today I talked to a telus rep.. he said the issue of texting was solved with the New Black berry phone and that you are able to sms through the phone and not the web based way of doing it….. So call Telus and find out if this is true… I will call again and go check some places out to see if I get the same story….

  • karmen

    I was interestedin getting the blackberry mike phone. was wondering if the texting works on it i was told it didnt from 1 peron and it did from another. if anyone has any info on the please reply

  • karmen

    did u get the phone? does the text messaging work???

  • dabunny

    Hi karmen

    I bought the bbcurve 8351i this week and the texting works. You can text through 2 ways on this phone. Through sms or through the email option directly.
    Both work well.
    Just wanted to let you know.

  • Amy

    Hi Dabuny:

    Can you pls tell me how you text with the curve? I only seem to be able to reply to texts but not to send an original.

    I just changed to Mike and am really not liking this new bb.

    Tks for the help.

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