When Sprint acquired Nextel, it also acquired its iDEN network. This carrier has continued to introduce new iDEN devices, but usually long after it has released similar models for its CDMA network.
As a case in point, an unconfirmed report indicates that Sprint is going to release its first device in the BlackBerry Curve series for iDEN users.
The BlackBerry 8350i won’t be a “dumbed-down” model. It will supposedly have Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver, and a 2 MPx camera.
According to BGR, this smartphone will run BlackBerry 4.6, the very latest version of RIM’s system software.
The 8350i will supposedly hit the market during the fourth quarter of this year.