RIM started this week with a nifty announcement, making official a bunch of Curve series models. I’m talking about the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370, that are destined for the public with a smaller budget. It’s strange that after all these years of BlackBerry and RIM being perceived as brands for people with cash and business men, now they go into the budget segment…
These 3 handsets are very much alike, each sporting a 2.44 inch 480 x 360 pixel display, a 800 MHz CPU and 512MB of RAM. What they have in common, aside from these is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, fixed focus and VGA video recording. Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS and NFC also fill the list, while BlackBerry OS 7 is a common choice for the newcomers. Let’s just hope that they’ll support QNX OS, but I wouldn’t bet on that since they’re on the lower end side.
A 1000 mAh battery will be found on each of the 3 models and another similar feat is the 11mm case. You probably want to know what’s different… well, the BlackBerry Curve 9370 comes with GSM/CDMA support and 1GB of internal memory, while the 9360 and 9350 are all about GSM/UMTS and CDMA respectively, while the internal memory is a mere 512MB.
Expect a release of the handset in Canada this month and internationally in September, with pricing to be confirmed later on.