It looks like the old BlackBerry Curve 8900 will finally get a true successor – it isn’t the Curve 3G 9300 / 9330 (already available around the world), but the Curve 8980, an unannounced smartphone that has just appeared over at the FCC.
Like the 8900, the Curve 8980 doesn’t feature 3G and comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, and a 3.2MP camera with flash. The only real novelties seem to be Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and an optical trackpad instead of a trackball.
The Curve 8980 doesn’t run BlackBerry OS 6, but OS 5. Of course, RIM might want to update the handset’s OS sometime after launch (or even before it). I suppose it won’t be long now before the 8980 is officially announced. Until then, you can check out its Users Manual at the FCC.
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