RIM announces 3 new BlackBerry Curve (9350/9360/9370)

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It looks like RIM is on a roll, after announcing those 5 new BB smartphone last month, today RIM announces 3 new BB curve smartphone; BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 and from the looks of their name they are basically the same phone but each model will depend on the available network in your area; the 9370 will be dual-mode GSM / CDMA , GSM/UMTS for the 9360 and 9350 will be CDMA-only .

The new Curve will have a 800MHz CPU, a tiny 2.44-inch HVGA+ (480×360 pixel) display, 5 MP EDoF camera w/ LED flash and VGA video recording. So you can bet that the new BB Curve will not cost a fortune compare to the previously announced BB Bold and BB Torch. Be sure to hit the break for the complete specs and press photos.

BlackBerry Curve Specs:

QC 8655 1.2 GHz
2.44-inch HVGA+ (480×360 pixel) display @246 ppi
BlackBerry 7 OS
512MB internal RAM expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
Optical trackpad
5 MP EDoF camera w/ LED flash and VGA video recording
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n enabled w/ UMA Support
Bluetooth 2.1
Accelerometer, digital compass
Lithium-ion 1000mAh battery
Networks
For 9370

  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
  • Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO
  • Rev A networks

For 9360

  • Supported on 2G, 3G and HSPA voice
  • and data networks including international
  • roaming, consult your carrier for details

For 9350

  • Dual Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO
  • Rev A networks
  • Tri Band: 800/1900/AWS MHz CDMA/EVDO
  • Rev A networks

Press Photos




The new BB Curve will be available first to our Canadian brothers this month then from other carriers around the world early September. RIM however did not announced the price for these little babies, I guess better check with your carrier just to be sure. Before going out and score one of these sweet little things, better check this 2+ minutes video review by Vodafone UK and full PR below.


Source: Engadget

RIM Introduces New BlackBerry Curve Smartphones

Sleek, fast and easy-to-use smartphones feature next-generation BlackBerry 7 OS and deliver smooth social experiences wherever you go

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced three new BlackBerry® smartphones featuring the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS). The all-new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350, BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 and BlackBerry Curve™ 9370 smartphone are exciting additions to the popular BlackBerry Curve series.

These new models are designed to address a large and important segment of the global mobile phone market where customers are looking to upgrade their existing feature phone or existing BlackBerry Curve with an affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially-connected smartphone.

“These new models will build on the incredible success of the BlackBerry Curve line and further expand the largest global launch of BlackBerry smartphones in our history,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are absolutely stunning and offer a significant performance upgrade with an unmatched mobile social experience for the millions of feature phone users in the market as well as our existing Curve customers.”

Everything You Need
The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are slim, stylish and simply beautiful. They are ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. GPS and Wi-Fi® support are also included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.

In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 OS, the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones feature a range of powerful hardware enhancements including upgraded processors, displays and memory, and built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

Next-Generation BlackBerry 7 OS
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones to deliver a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience. Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also enabled smoother navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

BlackBerry 7 OS also includes a number of other pre-loaded applications and integrated functionality for increased productivity and collaboration right out of the box. The Premium version of Documents To Go is included free of charge, offering users powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer. BlackBerry® Protect is also pre-loaded*, offering customers the peace of mind that personal data can be backed up and secured in the cloud. With BlackBerry Protect, users can locate their misplaced BlackBerry smartphone using GPS or remotely turn up the ringer for an audible notification if their handset is close-by. BlackBerry® Balance (announced May 2, 2011) is integrated in BlackBerry 7, allowing users to enjoy the full BlackBerry smartphone experience for both work and personal purposes without compromising the IT department’s need for advanced security and IT controls. The popular universal search capability has also been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can now simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.

Best In Class Communications and Social Experiences
The next generation BlackBerry Curve smartphones deliver the world’s best 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.

The latest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) is pre-loaded and now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps, such as Foursquare, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the ‘BBM connected’ app (see separate announcement on July 28, 2011).

The updated Social Feeds (2.0) app has been extended to capture updates from media, podcasts, and favorites all in one consolidated view. The new Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones (2.0) app introduces features like Facebook chat and BBM integration that makes it easier for users to connect with their Facebook friends in real time utilizing push notifications. Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones also delivers a deeply integrated experience including use of real time push notifications and Social Feeds integration.

Availability
The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones are expected to be available from carriers in Canada this month and from other carriers around the world beginning in September. Availability dates and pricing for specific devices from specific carriers will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners.

Last modified: August 23, 2011

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