updated 01:05 pm EDT, Thu May 24, 2007
BB Curve Soon for ATT
RIM's BlackBerry Curve will land on AT&T's network soon, the carrier says through a notification page just posted to its website. Features of the smartphone remain unchanged from its hardware angle and retain the 2-megapixel camera, GPS support, as well as media playback from the reference design. Software will show far more obvious differences, AT&T says. Aside from a new visual theme, the Curve will be the first AT&T-shipped BlackBerry to include the company's Mobile Music Internet streaming service, Media Mall for buying custom ringtones and software, and an enhanced jukebox program that exposes the new features.
The provider currently declines to list pricing, though previous news has indicated a possible cost of $200 or less when paired with a contract. Its projected release date is also being called into question as a previously suggested June 13th release date may be moved to as soon as this Friday to prevent direct competition with the iPhone whe it appears late next month. [AT&T, via BGR]