The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is probably overshadowed by nearly every other BlackBerry smartphone on the market. Its brother the 9320 is the 3G variant but the poor old 9220 gets left with 2G. However, the Curve 9220 may well be one of RIM's best selling smartphones. The device was initially launched in India back in April and just a week or so after it was released to the Indonesian market. Both of these launches were hugely popular and there weren't enough phones to meet demand if my memory serves me right. A few other countries have now been added to the list where you can pick up a BlackBerry Curve 9220 and I am sure that the roll out will continue for some time.

This just goes to show that there is a market for a 2G BlackBerry. We won't see the 9220 for sale here in the UK or in North America but in certain markets they are selling like hot cakes.

This new ‘king' budget BlackBerry smartphone is a huge leap forward in terms of progression from its predecessor, the 8520. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 runs BlackBerry 7.1, the latest version of RIM's operating system, so gone are the days of the Curve freezing and lagging. With 512 ROM and 512 RAM under the hood things really are so much smoother. Combined with a nice big battery (1450 mAh), FM radio and a dedicated BBM key the 9220 is looking good. 

We will have a full review of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 coming soon so if you think this may well be your next smartphone keep your eyes peeled.