Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8900 arrives at Rogers

With all the hype of BlackBerry’s Bold and Storm, we figured we would pay some attention to its lesser-known brother, the next-generation Curve a.k.a. Javelin. First released at T-Mobile in Germany and now available at Rogers in Canada, we’re thinking this phone should make its way to the States early next year. So you’re a more traditional BlackBerry lover and could go without the glitz and glamour of RIM’s flashiest additions to the BlackBerry family? This phone might entice you. Here’s what people are saying about the Curve 8900:

  • Good size – small enough to pocket, but so small you sacrifice keyboard space.
  • Although the screen is smaller than the Bold, it’s said to be a higher quality display.
  • Lots of reports of a more spacious keyboard.

Here’s the specs:

  • 480x360 display
  • miscroSD support to 16GB
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus
  • Integrated GPS
  • EDGE (ugh)/WiFi

To our friends up north, this phone is now available at Rogers for $179.99 with a ridiculously lengthy 3-year contract. Personally, I’m not sure how people can get away with making a smartphone without 3G. It just doesn’t seem right.

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