T-Mobile UK confirms the BlackBerry Curve 9320 officially exists

By DJ Reyes on 16 Apr 2012 04:18 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Curve 9320 coming soon to T-Mobile UK 

We have previously posted some sneak peaks and sightings of the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9320, but nothing had been officially confirmed by RIM to say that the device would be released. T-Mobile UK has jumped the gun though and has posted the BlackBerry Curve 9320 on their coming soon page as being due for release in May.

The entry level Curve 9320 looks to be an upgrade to the Curve 9300 (3G) and will be running BlackBerry 7. If you missed it the first time around, you can check out the Curve 9320 specifications from here.

The Curve 9320 also brings back the left-convenience key but this time as a BBM dedicated button which I find to be a pretty neat feature. You can register on the T-Mobile UK website to get updates on when it will be available. 

More information on the T-Mobile UK website 

Source: The Inquirer

17 comments

samgbx

A neat feature would be for them to bring back the left convenience key with customization! The one they never should of removed :(

kingbernie06511

whoo-hooo! more low end devices! Just what RIM's bottomline needs!

sk8er_tor

The Curve is only RIM's best selling line of phones. They should just get rid of it, right? SMH.

kingbernie06511

So more curves like these is the way to go for RIM? wow, you're probably one of the two guys who got the boot from RIM's board....

They create another low-end curve in a market crowded by low-end curves. They compete with themselves, and they are stuck selling phones at a LOSS! BB7 is not doing well, and this is because these phones are from a previous generation, the dark ages.

sk8er_tor

First, they're not selling phones at a loss. They had to write down devices that weren't selling such as the touchscreen only devices. Curves are hot sellers and have helped RIM over the past several years. Second, they're working on BB10. That's going to be their high-end phone. Do you want BB10 to be further delayed so they release more Bold OS7 devices now?

Rootbrian

These are ENTRY LEVEL phones for emerging markets. RIM isn't going down hill or dying or bankrupt just because they're making new curves. Stop the hate and take a chill pill. If you don't like it, DON'T buy it.

siddo_d

I loved the left convenience key! The new dedicated BBM key is cool. One thing I hate about RIM is that they release phones with low specs

BB_Bmore

That's the market they are after. Notice its only in the UK?
Rim is playing the entry level until blackberry10 I suppose.

BB_Bmore

I wonder if the extra keys app would work on that dedicated bbm button?

Deathcommand

... DUDE.
The trackpad is NOT Touch sensitive. It's Light sensitive. I hate whoever made this.

Rootbrian

Probably some uneducated staff made that mistake. Lol

Abrante

Might have been best if RIM would just made the convenience key to be set to BBM by default and user adjustable like the rest of the phones that have 2 buttons as convenience keys. I am down to 4 BBM buddies (due to switch overs to iOS and Android) so having a non-customizable BBM key is a waste of a button for me. But, it might work for the bulk of the UK market, especially those that use BBM frequently.

lol, just noticed that I have the convenience key on my 9900 set to do nothing. lol

sk8er_tor

Very slick Curve. Looks good for an entry phone.

dennie82

3.2 MP at 2012? Wake up RIM!

Rootbrian

It's for the ENTRY LEVEL markets. Get over it. Nobody cares if they're coming from a feature phone to a smartphone with limited specs.

This device is gonna rock the house in the UK.

bligui

It is an ENTRY LEVEL device the resolution is that of the old 8520/9300 not higher like the new 9360 but it does have OS 7

brenin_llwyd

In the UK the most popular Blackberry Smartphones are the 9300 and the 8520 both of which are not running Blackberry 7 (these are free on contract or cheap on Pay and Go).

I currently have a 9300 and would look to upgrade as a 9360 sim free is still £300.