RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Curve 8900, T-Mobile Germany gets it first

BlackBerry Curve 8900, the smartphone previously known as BlackBerry Javelin, has just been officially announced by Research In Motion.

Unfortunately, it seems that only T-Mobile Germany will get the new device this year, as RIM did not mention anything about any other carrier. 

Measuring only 13.5 mm in thickness, the Curve 8900 comes as the slimmest QWERTZ BlackBerry. That’s right, the new Curve doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard, but a QWERTZ one. But basically, they are the same thing, except for the fact that the Y key is changed with the Z key.

The official specs and features of BlackBerry Curve 8900 include:

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2.4 inch, 480 x 360 pixels TFT display
  • Web browser
  • BlackBerry Internet Service
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, flash and video recording  
  • Media player with podcast support 
  • 512 MHz processor
  • MicroSD/SDHC card support, up to 16GB

T-Mobile Germany will start selling the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in “mid November”, which is about now, so next week the smartphone should be available for purchase. Its price will range from €4.95 with a 2-yr contract agreement to €359.90 ($459) free of contract.

It’s highly probable that the Curve 8900 will reach T-Mobile USA and a Canadian carrier too, but for the moment there aren’t any details about a North American release.  


Author: Ilinca Nita

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