updated 09:40 am EDT, Thu May 3, 2007
Research in Motion today rolled out its first full-size, media-savvy phone in the form of the BlackBerry Curve. Also known as the 8300, the Curve picks up the same features as the Pearl but adds the full keyboard of the 8800. A 2-megapixel camera as well as an enhanced media jukebox and photo editing tool come preloaded on the smartphone. A full 3.5mm headphone jack lets headphones plug in without an adapter and tune into as much as 2GB of music on a microSD card.
The Curve should be available later this spring through GSM-based carriers such as AT&T in the US and Rogers Wireless in Canada. Prices haven't been revealed but should dip below $200 US with contracts in place.