Official: Koodo to release Curve 8530 this Spring for $300, or $150 on the Tab

Kate O'Brien

April 28, 2010 1:44pm

TELUS’ sub-brand Koodo Mobile has officially declared they will be releasing the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to their lineup this Spring. A much needed device and the carriers first smartphone. Regarding pricing, Koodo states that the Curve 8530 “is expected to retail for $300, or $150 for new customers who put the smartphone on their Tab.”

We’ve mentioned this a number of times in the past, plus have internal screenshots of this that estimate this to drop between May 18th and 26th. Now that Koodo will be joining the Smartphone train… will you be hopping on board?

Chief Koodo Officer Kevin Banderk stated “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. 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.”

Via: CNW

  • Jim R

    My interest is in taking my HSPA smart phone that I already own and running it on Koodo. If Koodo does not provide data plans that offer value-for-money, then I have no reason to jump on the Koodo train.

    And by value-for-money, I mean something like $30 for 5 or 6 GB of data.

  • theninjasquad

    Is this the HSPA or CDMA version of the phone?

  • Brian

    This is the CDMA version which is unfortunate

  • Alec Bertok

    Is that gray, silver or black they’re offering?

  • Mark Tanner


  • Jayme

    Can someone tell me how koddo works do you have to sign a contract etc.

  • Andrew

    charcoal color

  • Mark Tanner

    google cdma and you will find that this is not necessarily a negative. Koodo=no contract. Let’s hope Wind Mobile adopts a similar tab program.

  • Thomas

    Just so people know, 8530 is CDMA 8520 is UMTS(Hspa). Usually if the code ends in 10, 30, 50, 70, 90, it’s CDMA. 00, 20, 40, 60, 80 indicate GSM/UMTS

  • Jim R

    Oh crap! I didn’t realize the 8530 is CDMA. So, there’s still no *official* word on Koodo getting on Telus’ HSPA network!?!

  • john

    Thomas…8520 is GSM GPRS/Edge “2G”, not UMTS HSPA

  • jonno

    As of yet there is NO UMTS/HSPA (3G+) Curve. If you want one that works on UMTS/HSPA, your only hope right now is to wait until later on in the year as the 9300 (taking in pieces I’ve been glimpsing around the interwebs) or whatever model number they give the Curve 3G is supposed to launch at some point.

  • Thomas

    my bad

  • Cara

    Can you use a black berry from virgin mobile for koodo, or rogers?