Three UK have just started selling the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. So far, we’ve only seen this phone launch in Canada, on Rogers, Bell and Virgin, and now it seems to have made its way across the pond. This is basically a Curve 8520 with 3G support.
This is not at the high end of the smartphone spectrum, and Three have priced it accordingly. It’s free for plans starting at £25 per month. A 24-month contract is required, of course.
The £25 plan gets you 500 anytime minutes to any network, 5000 texts and 1 GB of data each month. There’s a £33/month plan that ups the minutes to 900, and a £35/month plan that features 2000 minutes each month. All the other allowances are the same regardless of the package you choose.
Interesting pricing options as usual from Three. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300′s main features are:
- HSDPA, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth, GPS
- New ‘optical trackpad’ for one handed precision control
- 2.0 MP camera with video recording
- 2.44 inch display
- Up to 29 hours music playback
- 256 MB internal memory, expandable via microSD card slot
- 1150 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 109 x 60 x 13.8 mm
- Weight: 106 g
This is a decent choice if it’s your first dive into the BlackBerry world, or perhaps a second device. It’s also a solid recommendation for the less tech savvy of your relatives. It may not have all the glitz of the Torch, but it’s a classic BlackBerry. And now you can get it hassle-free if your operator of choice is Three UK.
Via Tracy and Matt
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