No more rumors: T-Mobile confirms BlackBerry Curve 8900 is coming

Rebecca Atwood
Vice President from Charleston, SC
Published: January 7, 2009

Just a couple days ago, Noah told us about a rumored report posted at T-Mo news about the BB Curve 8900 heading to T-Mobile in February.  Well, a full press release from T-Mobile confirms the rumors.  T-Mobile "anticipates" that the thinnest full QWERTY BlackBerry will be available next month.  Below you will find the complete press release with additional details about the device and much more.

Bellevue, Wash., and Waterloo, Ontario ? January 7, 2009 ? T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced that T-Mobile® will offer its customers the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone, the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile, in a stunning titanium-colored finish with chrome highlights, combines an elegant, compact design with a wide range of popular features and an easy-to-use full-QWERTY keyboard.  It features built-in GPS and support of location-based services. It also allows easy access to social networking sites and has built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) supporting both voice and data, making it easier to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues.

?T-Mobile is thrilled to bring our customers such an elegant and powerful way to communicate with the important people in their lives,? said Travis Warren, director, device marketing, T-Mobile USA. ?The BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers T-Mobile customers the benefit of a full-QWERTY keyboard in the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet.?

In addition to a sleek, stylish design, the powerful new smartphone includes a large, vivid display ? the highest resolution available on a BlackBerry smartphone ? as well as a 512MHz next generation processor for fast and responsive performance. The handset's advanced multimedia capabilities include a 3.2-megapixel camera with image stabilization, digital zoom, flash and the ability to record video and play video, a music player, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and headset, and a hot-swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot with a 256MB card inserted. With support for memory cards up to 16GB, customers can carry, capture and enjoy more of their music, pictures and video anywhere they go.

?The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 features a compact and refined design that looks and feels great.  It gives you everything you need to stay connected and entertained,? said Mark Guibert, vice president, corporate marketing, Research In Motion. ?With rich multimedia capabilities, exceptional mobile email and messaging features, enhanced Web browsing, a premium phone and easy access to social networking communities, including Facebook®, Flickr®, and MySpace.com®, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 helps you make the most of a busy lifestyle that spans well beyond normal business hours.?

T-Mobile customers can continue to get great mobile coverage and unlimited nationwide Wi-Fi calling with T-Mobile's Unlimited HotSpot Calling service as well as unlimited nationwide calling to five people with T-Mobile myFaves® service.* As a quad-band world phone, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 supports international roaming, extending the ability to stay connected while traveling abroad.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone from T-Mobile is anticipated to be available in February at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers, and online.

*Unlimited nationwide Wi-Fi calling requires Unlimited HotSpot Calling mobile plan, qualifying rate plan, broadband Internet connection and wireless router. Regular plan minutes are used when call does not originate on Wi-Fi network. For more information about Unlimited HotSpot Calling, visit http://www.T-MobileAtHome.com.  myFaves only applies to calls directly between two people and allows unlimited nationwide calling to five U.S. numbers.  Use of some device features may require a specific plan and incur separate, additional charges. See T-Mobile.com for rate plan information, charges for features and services, and other details.

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