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T-Mobile officially announces release of the BlackBerry Curve 3G in the coming weeks

By Bla1ze on 9 Aug 2010 04:35 pm EDT
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 3G

As expected, T-Mobile has officially announced that they too will be carrying the BlackBerry Curve 3G in the coming weeks. The announcement as posted on the T-Mobile press release website:

Bellevue, Wash. — Aug. 9, 2010

T-Mobile is excited to announce the upcoming retail availability of the BlackBerry Curve 3G – a practical yet functional option to help manage the hectic pace of work and play. Available in two finishes, smoky violet and graphite grey, this approachable slim and stylish BlackBerry provides the advantages of high-speed 3G Web browsing, Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data, access to BlackBerry App World, built-in GPS and visual voicemail to keep customers connected on the go and navigate their busy lives.

The Curve 3G also provides balance to life with dedicated exterior media keys, pre-installed social networking applications and a range of messaging options, including personal and Exchange email, BBM, SMS, MMS and IM.

In addition, as a quad-band world phone, the BlackBerry Curve 3G supports international roaming, extending the ability to stay connected while traveling abroad, and Wi-Fi connectivity for both voice and data for Wi-Fi calling and fast Web access.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is anticipated to be available in the coming weeks at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com.

No details from T-Mobile on exact pricing of the device but, pretty sure you'll be able to pick this one up for less then $100 when signing a new 2 year contract. Which all in all, if you want a nice cost effective BlackBerry that will eventually run BlackBerry 6, the BlackBerry Curve 3G looks quite attractive.

Source: T-Mobile

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T-Mobile officially announces release of the BlackBerry Curve 3G in the coming weeks

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I will need to look at the specs, but basically seems like a Bold 9700, which will be updatable to OS6

Not even close buddy... lower res screen, lower quality camera... my 8900 kicks this things ass. Heh heh.

Wake me up when 9700 gets an upgrade on the OS system, a.k.a. OS 6.0. If i have to wait two months or more i'm buying a 9780 and selling my bold 9700 but i'm going to unlock it before so the price increase. Just a plan i have up my sleeve. But the torch is nice, i just don't think it will suite me well.

Basicaly Blackberry can go to 2 phones torch and Bold Curve,Bold,and Pearl to me are the same phone with a few xtras hear and there and the torch is some kind of deformed storm and bold lovechild.

Just keep it simple RIM the more they hype these phones up, IMO the cheesier they are begining to look.

Yea sound great, see a lot of videos and I want one. Do you know if it work for Boost Mobile? Do you think that BB 6 is coming to Boost?

Ummmmmmm hellz yah!!! F da curve, why does AT&T get the Torch 1st? I mean they have the Iphone, WTF?! Tmo can u hurry and get the TORCH before we snap the hell out! Oh yea and hurry up wit OS 6.

Once again proving why T-Mobile will aways be behind. Excited about 3G curve. Come on T-Mobile get it in gear and give us what we want, the freakin torch. I talked to a rep at T-mobile store and asked when there version of the torch was coming out and he quickly mentioned the clamshell, i was excited untill i saw the clamshell, OMG i hope the rep was clueless..... maybe im just as bad for sticking with them for 10 years.

wtf!!!! Tmobile you guys are clueless over there! wtf kind of sales and marketing team had this great idea?! I been holding out by not getting the 9700 bold thinking you guys would have the newest of the new around this time SMH! #failtmobile

You cant blame T-Mobile because I'm thinking that RIM made the final choice when it came to the carrier and they picke AT&T because they are far larger. I think their should be no exclusive deals with carriers and that all phones should be elegible to everyone on every plan on every carrier.

The heck with that, were is the 9800? Been there, seen that. Come on RIM, stop screwing around. It is time to get with the times.

this is a waste of time. If i was them i wouldn't even annouce such a poor quality phone, at least not a week after at&t just shook the Blackberry World with the 9800.

I want that housing for my 8520! Does anyone know where to get it? cnn.cn and truesuppliert don't :(

Is it just me or the specs for the 9300 are the same as the 8530? It's pretty much the same phone but GSM instead of CDMA! Thought it would have more memory but it has 256 as the rest of the 85xx... don't know about the processor but I'm guessing it has the same one.
That would make me think that maybe, just maybe... the 85xx will get blackberry 6!??!
I just hope it does

320x240 does suck. The 8900 has 480x360 and is still great. UMA will be great for traveling.

If the 9300 gets OS6, then should it be reasonable to believe that the 9700 can get OS6 as well? Reason, I expect the 9780 to be HSPA 7.2 or even HSPA+ in addition to 512MB of memory. So there could be consumer backlash if 9700 owners get the shaft.

it is not a mistery that t-mobile 3G network is pure trash.slow as hell.while on UMA the dropping of calls is ridiculous.

i was considering this phone, until i looked at the specs. T-mob better get the Torch, or i will probably jump ship when my contract is up.