After less than a month of being released to the public, Telus has lowered the 3-year contract price of their BlackBerry Curve 8530 to just $24.99.

Telus BlackBerry Curve 8530 now just $24.99

That’s a whopping 50% off its original retail price when it was launched just a couple of weeks ago. We’re not exactly sure what prompted them to make such a bold move, but we've got a feeling that the recent availability of the Curve 8530 on Virgin Mobile had something to do with it. You can find out more about the Telus BlackBerry Curve 8530 by checking it out here.

For those not familiar with the BlackBerry Curve 8530, this RIM QWERTY phone comes with a 3.2-inch 320x240 display, 2-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, 256MB internal memory expandable via microSD card, dedicated media keys, and runs on OS 5.0. Bell and Virgin Mobile has their Curve 8530 retailing for $49.99 and $49.95 respecitively. With this sudden price drop of Telus, we won’t be surprised if they’ll soon be following suit with a own price adjustment of their own in order for them to stay competitive in the market.

[source]