The GSM (9300) version of the BlackBerry Curve 3G is already available in Canada and the UK, and will also be sold in Australia and Malaysia shortly. Stateside, the version for T-Mobile will hit the shops on Wednesday, September 8th, for $79.99 with a new 2-year contract.
And of course, we do expect it to be available in more and more markets as the time passes.
The CDMA (9330) version of the Curve 3G has now showed up for the first time in a leaked rebate listing that has it coming to Verizon soon in two different colors, the creatively named Charcoal Gray and Fuchsia.
A clear release date is nowhere to be found, but the rebate on the sheet will end on October 31st. Which means that the Curve 3G will surely be available sometime between now and then.
Its price will probably be $100 with the rebate. Also, it’s unclear if it will launch with the new BlackBerry OS 6, or the older BlackBerry OS 5. There’s speculation that it will be the latter, with an update to the former coming in the next few months, but nothing concrete just yet.
This isn’t a top of the line smartphone, but it does have the classic BlackBerry form factor and it represents a solid option for those who don’t want or need today’s most expensive devices.
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