Koodo Mobile announces BlackBerry Curve 8530 is Coming! $300/$150 with Tab

April 28, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

It’s been rumored for a while that TELUS off-spring, Koodo Mobile would be launching BlackBerry service on their low cost brand. Today Koodo announced that they will be bringing the popular entry level BlackBerry Curve 8530 to their lineup. Koodo plans to offer the Curve 8530 for $300 outright or $150 with tab (contract-less). They didn’t announce any launch dates, besides saying this Spring. We heard rumors that Koodo may launch the new BlackBerry service late May, with plans focused on social networking. Stay tuned for more details when they arrive.

Press Release:

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone makes writing text messages, emails and Facebook updates easier than ever

TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ – Koodo Mobile, Canada’s decidedly different, pay for what you need wireless company, is thrilled to announce the addition of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) to its line-up later this Spring. Koodo is introducing the BlackBerry Curve in response to consumer demand for a social media friendly, QWERTY handset.

“Since launching as Canada’s back to basics wireless company, Koodo has focused on providing exceptional value by sticking to communication essentials like talk and text,” says Kevin Banderk, Chief Koodo Officer. “For many Koodo customers, easy mobile access to email or social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has become an essential communication need. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 offers these customers a high-quality smartphone with a full-QWERTY keyboard for easy interactivity with popular social networking sites.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone comes in charcoal and is expected to retail for $300, or $150 for new customers who put the smartphone on their Tab. Existing customers who have paid their Tab in part or in full can also use the Tab to get the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone. Unique to Koodo Mobile, the Tab is an alternative to fixed-term contracts that allows customers to put up to $150 of a phone’s price on their Tab. Ten per cent of each monthly bill is then credited to the Tab. If the customer decides to leave, they simply need to settle their Tab. Some existing customers who have paid off their Tab may be eligible to receive the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone at no additional cost.

For more information about Koodo Mobile phones and plans, visit koodomobile.com. For more information on the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, visit www.Blackberry.com/curve.

About Koodo

Launched in March 2008, Koodo Mobile is Canada’s simple, affordable and flexible mobile alternative for those who just want to talk and text. Koodo Mobile offers a transparent approach to cellular service with per-second billing and no fixed-term contracts. Service plans are pre-packaged or build-your-own. Customers have the option to purchase a phone or take advantage of the revolutionary Koodo Tab. Visit koodomobile.com for information and retailers.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

[via MobileSyrup]

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