BlackBerry Curve 3G launched by RIM with August release

3G connectivity to hit new budget BlackBerry 9300

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 announced by RIM

Following last week’s unveiling of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 RIM was back at it yesterday launching another new BlackBerry device in the BlackBerry Curve 3G.

Despite the Canadian company launching its latest operating system OS6 alongside the Torch last week, the new 3G capable Curve smartphone, known as the 9300, will ship with BlackBerry OS5 installed with OS6 available as an optional, compatible free download.

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Building on the BlackBerry Curve 8520, the new 3G 9300 adds Bluetooth version 2.1 to its 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options, and, in true BlackBerry tradition, hosts a full QWERTY keyboard and navigational trackpad.

Available later this month in graphite grey and smokey violet colour schemes, the 3G Curve is set to host a 2-megapixel camera with 256MB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD. News of hosting network providers and handset costs are yet to be announced.

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