Sprint has taken the wraps off of several new smartphones that will be available later this fall. Here are the details on the new models.
BlackBerry Curve 8350i: Sprint adds push-to-talk features to the popular BlackBerry Curve smartphone. The handset also will include built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, and will be the first BlackBerry from Sprint to offer the Group Connect feature, which allows users to have group conversations with up to 20 participants. Pricing has not been disclosed. The Curve 8350i will be available from Sprint by the end of 2008.
Samsung Rant: This is a messaging phone that features a hidden QWERTY keyboard; it slides out horizontally from underneath the handset. The Rant will support Sprint's 3G network, and will include GPS features from Sprint Navigation, as well as access to Sprint TV and Sprint Music Store. It will cost $50 (after rebate) when it becomes available in October.
HTC Touch Diamond: This smartphone features a high-resolution 2.8-inch touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and access to Sprint TV and over-the-air downloads from Sprint's Music Store. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1, and will be available later this month for $250 (after rebate).
HTC Touch Pro: This smartphone includes many of the same features as the Touch Diamond, but adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It will be available on October 19, and will cost $300 (after rebate).
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