Those on Bell who still prefer the carrier's CDMA network as compared to their recently launched HSPA network will be happy to know that they'll be launching a new CDMA handset soon, and it’s no less than a BlackBerry. Bell is expected to release the BlackBerry Curve 8530 on December 26th in Canada.
The Curve 8530 is the CDMA version of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 which has been available on Rogers since last October. The Curve 8530 (codenamed as the Aries) first made headlines last July when it was reportedly coming to Verizon. It was just launched last month on the US carrier, and if this latest bit of news hold true, will finally be available in Canada as well.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 boasts of a 3.2-inch 320x480 display, 2-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 1xRTT/EV-DO Rev. 0 connectivity, 256MB internal memory, dedicated media keys, and runs on OS v5.0. Bell will be releasing it in its trademark black outfit, but will also be making an exclusive Royal Purple variant available as well. No word yet on its pricing, but with December 26th just a week and a half away, exercising a little patience wouldn’t hurt at this point in time.