BlackBerry Curve 8520, one of RIM’s unannounced smartphones, has just appeared in several live photos. And, surprisingly, it doesn’t have a traditional trackball.
Instead, the Canadian manufacturer has opted for a flat and square-ish optical trackball that looks similar to a Nokia nav-pad, so it’s definitely a novelty for BlackBerry smartphones.
Codenamed BlackBerry Gemini (yes, this is the Gemini, not the 8325), the new handset lacks 3G connectivity – like all the other GSM Curves currently available.
But this may be compensated by the very nice overall design, the rubberized sides and dedicated multimedia keys.
Here are the live shots, courtesy of CrackBerry:
It’s not clear yet when RIM wants to introduce the Curve 8520, but it will most probably do it before the end of 2009.
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