Alltel usually lags a few weeks behind Sprint and Verizon when it comes to releasing their branded version of CDMA BlackBerry devices, however, this time around they plan on getting the goods into their subscribers hands just as, if not more, quickly than everyone else.

Alltel this morning announced that the BlackBerry Curve 8330 will be available in Alltel retail stores beginning May 1st. That is next Thursday for those of you not keeping track.

The Alltel BlackBerry Curve is pretty much just like the one coming out on Sprint, both of which, aren’t nearly as locked down as Verizon’s model.