updated 01:35 pm EDT, Thu September 8, 2011
Entry level RIM phone will available in US Sept 14
T-Mobile is gearing up to launch the BlackBerry Curve 9360. TmoNews has revealed new marketing material for the RIM BlackBerry 7-based smartphone showing a promotional price of $230, as part of a prepaid service offering with the carrier. The phone is expected to hit T-Mobile's shelves on September 14.
The Curve 9360 features a 2.44-inch 480x360 HVGA+ transmissive TFT display, a 800MHz processor, a five-megapixel camera with flash and face detection, and VGA video recording. It also sports a backlit QWERTY keyboard, and an optical trackpad. Talk time is up to 5.5 hours, and standby is up to 14 days.
The 9360 hit the FCC for approval in the US in mid-August. It has been available in Canada since August 29. RIM has given no indication when the smartphone's siblings, the 9350 CDMA or the dual mode 9370 will be carried in the US.