While AT&T subscribers have the Torch all to themselves, T-Mobile customers will soon have a new BlackBerry to call their own. Today the carrier announced the upcoming retail availability of the BlackBerry 3G. The device will come with OS 5 installed but will be upgradeable to OS 6. Other notable features include Wi-Fi, GPS, visual voicemail, dedicated media keys, and pre-installed social networking apps. Available in graphite grey and smoky violet, the Curve 3G sports a full QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. The 2-MP camera is a bit on the low side for a smart phone these days, but you get up to 32GB of expandable memory.
Check out the full specs below and another glamor shot.
BlackBerry Curve 3G Features:
- Full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad for responsive typing and easy navigation
- Available in two color finishes – smoky violet and graphite grey
- Premium phone features including calendaring, voice-activated dialing, Visual Voicemail and Bluetooth 2.1
- Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes® or Windows Media Player with the smartphone
- 2-megapixel camera with zoom and video recording
- Built-in GPS with location-based services by TeleNav
- Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity, and much more.
- Web browser delivers a desktop-like experience, including HTML e-mail
- BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 e-mail accounts including Yahoo!®, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL®, Gmail™ and most popular ISPs; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments
- Six popular instant messaging clients preloaded, including AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ®, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger
- Fast 624 MHz processor, 256MB of internal memory and hot-swappable microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 32GB with a pre-installed 2GB memory card
- BlackBerry OS 5; support for BlackBerry OS 6
- Model number: BlackBerry Curve 9300
- Wi-Fi enabled (802.11 b/g/n) for data and voice
- Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Tri-Band 3G UMTS/HSDPA world phone: (Band I, Band IV, Band VIII)
- Dimensions: 4.3 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.55 inches; 3.8 ounces; 2.4-inch screen, 320×240 pixels QVGA
- Rechargeable/removable 1150 mAhr battery, for up to 4.5 hours of talk time and 19 days of standby time