Sprint’s LG Marquee, BlackBerry Curve 9350, and Kyocera Duramax now available
Yesterday was a big day for Sprint, as many Sundays are (since the carrier loves to release new handsets on that particular day of the week). Not as big as tomorrow may end up being, but still, three new devices have hit the streets – and Sprint’s shelves.
The newly available handsets are the LG Marquee, the BlackBerry Curve 9350, and the Kyocera Duramax. And one of them can already be found heavily discounted at an independent retailer. Read on for more details.
The Kyocera Duramax (seen in the picture above on the left) is a rugged flip phone that comes with support for Sprint’s Direct Connect Push-To-Talk service. Suffice to say that its ruggedness is this phone’s main feature. Aside from that though, it’s also got a 3 MP camera with LED flash and video recording support, a microSD card slot, and a non-slip surface.
Sprint will now give you a Duramax if you part with $69.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and you sign a new two-year contract. If you’re interested, here’s the link to Sprint’s dedicated Web page.
The BlackBerry Curve 9350 (in the center of the picture above) is one of the most affordable devices to come out of RIM, and after being delayed at least once it’s finally out at Sprint too. The carrier charges $49.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) for the Curve 9350, and again a two-year service agreement is required to get this price. If you want to dive into the BlackBerry world but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, get a 9350 from Sprint now.
The BlackBerry Curve 9350 has a 2.44-inch screen with 480×360 resolution, an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, a 5 MP camera with LED flash and VGA (640×480) video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1,000 mAh battery.
Finally, Sprint has also made the LG Marquee (seen on the right side of the image above) available for purchase. This is the carrier’s very own version of the internationally-launched LG Optimus Black. It’s an Android smartphone running Gingerbread, and coming with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 1 GHz processor, 2 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5 mm headset jack, and it’s only 9.2 mm thin.
It can be yours for $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) if you get it directly from Sprint and you sign a new contract. But there’s a much better deal waiting for you at RadioShack. The well known retailer offers the LG Marquee for just $29.99 with new Sprint accounts. That’s a $70 discount from day one. An amazing deal, so make sure you take advantage of it if you want to buy a Marquee.