updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed May 30, 2007
BlackBerry Curve at ATT
AT&T on Wednesday launched its version of the BlackBerry Curve, the first version of RIM's new smartphone available anywhere in North America. The provider stays close to the original model with the 2-megapixel camera, Roxio media player software, and support for GPS through TeleNav software. New to the AT&T version is a cosmetic change to the interface as well as support for AT&T Music's downloads and streaming from services such as eMusic or XM Satellite Radio's online division.
Pricing for the new BlackBerry confirms earlier speculation. The phone will be available for both business and retail outlets beginning tomorrow at a cost of $200 when part of a two-year contract; pricing for the obligation-free version isn't yet available. BlackBerry service starts from $30 per month.