BlackBerry Curve 3G hitting T-Mobile on September 8th for $79.99Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
T-Mobile announced the BlackBerry Curve 3G a few short weeks ago, and today they finally let loose the critical pricing and release information. Announced on the carrier's Facebook page, T-Mobile has said that the BlackBerry Curve 3G will be available on September 8th for $79.99 with a new two-year contract and mandatory data package. As a refresher, the Curve 3G packs a 2.4-inch 320x240 display, 2 megapixel camera, optical trackpad, and a 2 GB microSD card pre-installed. The device will come with the BlackBerry 5 OS onboard, althought RIM has stated that the Curve 3G is ready to support BlackBerry 6.
The BlackBerry Curve 3G may not be the most revolutionary upgrade ever, but it still looks like it will bring the solid BlackBerry experience that we've come to know and love from RIM. Add in the fact that the device will be upgradeable to BlackBerry 6, and the Curve 3G is a bargain at only $80 on contract. With the G2 and it's HSPA+ capabilities likely coming in September, though, the Curve 3G may only have a few weeks to attract customers looking for a new smartphone before the new Android hotness attempts to steal the spotlight.