BlackBerry Curve 9370 coming to Verizon Wireless January 19th

By Michelle Haag on 9 Jan 2012 02:24 pm EST
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Press Release

LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless today announced the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on Jan. 19.

The slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9370 delivers the ultimate mobile communications and social experiences with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.

The new BlackBerry Curve 9370 is also the first Global Ready ™ BlackBerry Curve for Verizon Wireless. Running on the Verizon Wireless 3G network and powered by the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system, customers will experience features such as the newest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger version 6) and an updated Social Feeds app. The premium version of Documents To Go is also included at no additional cost, offering customers enhanced document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer.

Additional features:

3G coverage on the nation’s most reliable network
Global Ready – Quad-band with support for GSM, GPRS and EDGE, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries
Support for Near Field Communications (NFC), enables many capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone
5-megapixel camera with flash
2.44-inch display
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1
GPS
microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB cards
2 GB microSD™ card pre-installed

Pricing and availability:


BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
Customers that purchase a BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

BlackBerry 7.1 Update

BlackBerry 7.1 will soon be available for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone and the BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone. Customers will be able to take advantage of mobile hotspot capabilities on both smartphones. Customers will be able to share their 3G connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. The BlackBerry Curve 9370 will also be upgraded to 7.1 in an upcoming software update.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
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13 comments

Bilaal

I've never understood the difference between the /50, 60 and 70.

hispanola

The 60 is GSM I believe. But I don't see the point in releasing the 50 first and now the 70. Had I know the 70 was coming out I would have waited to purchase it instead of the 50. I don't understand RIM sometimes. How much more does it cost to include a GSM chip (only difference between the 50 and 70). RIM seriously needs to get it's act together.

Bilaal

I agree. 3 different phones is pointless.

BB.David

9350 = CDMA only (Sprint, Metro PCS, etc.)
9360 = GSM only (AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile, etc.)
9370 = CDMA + GSM for world coverage (Verizon)

9350 and 9360 = 512 MB of eMMC (internal memory)
9370 = 1 GB of eMMC

JR A

$100 AFTER a $50 mail-in rebate? Forget that. Sprint has it for $50 after INSTANT rebate. Verizon always charges more for everything. Then again, if you wanted a lower-cost BB and Verizon works best in your area, then you're kinda cornered for options...

protomaxxx

blackberry needs to stop making phones like this without a touchscreen. totally does not help public perception of the company.

hispanola

Agreed. All smartphones are heading in the direction of touchscreen (with RIM the last holdout). And while I understand the need for an entry level device like the Curve, other manufactures have found ways to implement touch screens in a cost effective manner (especially of this size).

teeuwen

To each his own protofa, some people dont want touch screens on a phone!, LIKE ME!

this device looks slick!

tmurphx5

Agree with you. I hope BB provide an option in the near future where you can disable / enable the touch screen on the Bold Touch phones.

TheRealFixxxer

x2

Why take away a feature that an obviously large portion of the Blackberry community likes? If you don't want the QWERTY keyboard get the 9860. They do have full touchscreen phones available.

hispanola

But it looks exactly like the devices that came out months ago... essentially because they are. Thats a problem. I can't imagine this will find much of a market with Sprint/Verizon as those who would be interested in this model probably already purchase the 9350 when it was released (as I did). Touch screen is what the public has demanded. All BB models upcoming should and probably will be touchscreen.

BB.David

First of all

- RIM announced the 9370 back in August (along with the 9350 & 9360)

- RIM does NOT choose their phones' release dates, the carrier does

- Verizon waited until January to release this; Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile released the new Curve months ago

- Sprint will not be getting this as they have the 9350 already; the 9370 was probably design specifically by Verizon's request to create a world-capable Curve