BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Arriving September 8 on T-Mobile

The next BlackBerry since the arrival of the Torch 9800 this month will be here soon. T-Mobile will start selling the Curve 3G (9300) on September 8 at a price of only $80 with a two year contract. While the Curve 3G will be shipping with BlackBerry OS 5, it will be upgradeable to OS 6 in the coming months.

If you have been regularly scanning the internet to keep up on news of the Torch 9800, the BlackPad and the Storm 3, then details about the Curve 3G may have slipped past you. Or, if you are in the market for a solid, entry-level smartphone that will be able to complete the tasks you need it for then you really should check out the Curve 3G. Here is a quick rundown on the specs so you know where this model stands:

3G network capable
Available in black and red
Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth support
2 megapixel camera (no flash)
256MB flash storage
microSD support
Upgradable to OS 6

Nothing about the Curve 3G stands out, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. At a mere $80 with two year contract (though the much more impressive Torch 9800 model is going for $99 at with contract), you get quite a bit. However, the decision to launch this smartphone with OS 5 instead of the new OS 6 is a bit disappointing. All of those new features like Social Feeds, the Webkit browser and a redesigned interface will not be available until sometime in the coming months.

Why RIM would put out a model with OS 5 when it’s already shipping a model with OS 6 pre-installed is beyond me. I guess we will have to wait and see how well OS 6 actually runs on the Curve 3G since it has half the RAM as the OS 6 ready Torch. Keep your fingers crossed.

Interested in the Curve 3G? Feeling like the specs are a tad light? It ridiculous that Research In Motion (RIM) would put this out with OS 5? I know you have an opinion so let me hear it.

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