Research In Motion (RIM) announced the BlackBerry Curve weeks ago, so where are the little devices? People are getting anxious. And I have a few hundred bucks in my pocket burning a hole.
It has been speculated that the blogosphere forced RIM to announce the release earlier than the company had wanted. But that said, it has been a couple of weeks and no one except a few lucky individuals has seen the Curve yet.
AT&T reps are saying they will be receiving the Curve on the 24th of this month, while others think the Curve will be released to compete with the iPhone sometime in June. There are other reports that AT&T will hold a launch party with RIM on June 8th in New York City.
The T-Mobile is another operator who is slated to carry the curve although their people are much more circumspect. Again it is believed they will be releasing the Curve in June.
In Canada, Rogers has announced a release sometime in June.
The Curve, also known as the BlackBerry 8300 series, features a full keyboard instead of the smaller keypad/keyboard hybrid of the Pearl, a new intuitive trackball navigation system, a two megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, built-in flash, self-portrait mirror and full screen viewfinder.