A Peak at the BlackBerry Curve 9300 “Kepler”

More pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9300 “Kepler” have been surfacing as it nears launch and expect it to come out sometime this year. From what I have seen, it will be released in silver and purple but stay tuned for more colors as we learn more. However, what everyone really wants to know is what will be under Research In Motion Ltd.’s (RIM) new smartphone’s shiny case. Here is the tentative rundown on the specs and details:

-          Wi-Fi with b/g/n support

-          624mhz processor

-          256MB of application memory

-          OS 6 compatible

-          3.2 megapixel camera without flash

-          Will be available initially on T-Mobile

-          CDMA version for Verizon in the works

-          Expected to cost between $99 and $149

While the 9300 is pretty much just an upgraded 8500 Curve, the promise of OS 6 functionality is something to get excited for, especially since this is one of RIM’s cheaper offerings. If it really does ship with or is readily upgradeable to OS 6 like most of the rumors are saying, then brace yourself for RIM’s new Webkit based browser (the iPhone’s Safari is also a Webkit based browser). That alone might be worth the upgrade if you have an older BlackBerry that will not be supported.

I would have liked to show you all a video that has popped up on Youtube showcasing the new device, but apparently RIM has had it yanked. Tech companies are always so secretive.

Looking to make the switch to BlackBerry? A smartphone for your kids? Don’t feel like spending big bucks to get all of that fabled BlackBerry functionality? Desperate for the new browser coming in OS 6? If so, let me know of what you think about the new 9300 Curve “Kepler.”

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