BlackBerry has announced the release of BlackBerry Curve 3G (aka Curve 9300) over T-Mobile USA from next September 8, just after the launch of Motorola Charm over T-Mobile wireless. Curve 3G is an addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones that channels Bar form factor . BlackBerry Curve 3G supports high-speed 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world.
BlackBerry Curve 3G will come up with BlackBerry OS 5.0 but RIM says that BlackBerry OS 6 will be available for it in the coming months. BB Curve 3G features a 256MB RAM, another 256MB ROM, a processor that runs at 624MHz, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and 3G HSDPA internet connectivity, a TFT LCD display that renders content at 320×240 pixels and also comes equipped with a 2-Megapixel camera with digital zoom, fixed focus though that includes no flash.
Technical Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 3G
|2G Network||GSM/2G 800/850/900/1800/1900 MHZ|
|3G Network||UMTS/3G 900/1700/2100 MHz; HSDPA 1900 / 2100(3.6 Mbps*)|
|L x B x H||109 x 60 x 13.88 mm|
|Type||Transmissive TFT LCD|
|Colors & Pixels||64k colors & 320 x 240 pixel resolution|
|Input/ User Interface|
|Input||TFT Touchscreen with QWERTY keyboard, Menu key to left of trackpad, Light-sensing screen, On-screen LED indicator|
|Operating System||BlackBerry OS 5.0 (may be BlackBerry OS 6.0-ready)|
|Memory||256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM|
|Internal||256 MB flash memory & 2GB Micro SD card in the box|
|Expandable||Expandable memory with support for microSD cards up to 32GB|
|Browser & Messaging||HTML & SMS, MMS, EMAIL, IM|
|Still||2 Megapixels with digital zoom, fixed focus|
|Data||EDGE & GPRS|
|Bluetooth & USB||v2.1 with A2DP Stereo & micro USB|
|Headset||3.5mm stereo headset jack|
|Modem||RIM wireless modem; Tethered modem capability|
|Music & Video|
|Music Format||MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Flac, Ogg Vorbis|
|Video Format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9|
|Type||1150 mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Standby Time||Up to 19 days (2G); Up to 14.5 days (3G)|
|Talk Time||Up to 4.5 hours (2G); Uup to 5.5 hours (3G)|
|Music Playback||Up to 29 hours|
|Other Features||Light-sensing screen|
ESC key to right of trackpad
Password protection with keyboard lock
|Colur Availability||Smokey Violet & Graphite Grey.|
While the BlackBerry Curve 9300 packs the optical track pad and island keyboard of the Curve 8520, plus the same two megapixel camera, it packs two new features that solve most of the problems we had with the 8520. First up, 3G is now onboard for faster web surfing, and GPS is now included, so there’s no danger of getting lost.
1. The Curve 3G promises a great multimedia experience along with the reliable email and messaging experience.
3. It features 2 MP camera with digital zoom and like all other smartphones in this range will boast an awesome photo shooting ability.
4. It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and has a micro USB port situated on both sides rather than one on both sides.
Price & Availability
The BlackBerry Curve 3G(aka Curve 9300) will be available over T-Mobile USA from September 8th, 2010 for $80 with a two-year contract(as T-Mobile announced this news on its T-Mobile facebook page). BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is already available on Roger, Virgin Mobile & Telus wireless carriers.