Good news for you T-Mobile BlackBerry addicts looking for a new way to get your fix: the folks at Magenta just announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be hitting stores on September 28th for $79.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. The Curve 9360 will also be made available in a T-Mobile-exclusive merlot color on October 12th. T-Mobile business customers can pre-order the 9360 starting today.
The 9360 continues the Curve line's tradition of offering the BlackBerry experience in a package that's easier on your wallet than a device from the Bold or Torch lineup. Expect the Curve 9360 to pack a 2.44-inch 480x360 display, 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, VGA video capture, 512MB RAM, 512MB built-in storage, 1000mAh battery, NFC, and the BlackBerry 7 OS. Just in case you need something to do to help pass the time until the 9360 lands on T-Mobile's shelves, the full press release is available for your perusal below.
T-Mobile Announces Upcoming Availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9360
Bellevue, Wash. — Sep. 21, 2011
Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9360, which combines powerful new BlackBerry features with an attractive price point. The new BlackBerry smartphone will be available in two stylish color finishes – black and merlot. Running the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and utilizing the powerful BlackBerry 7 Webkit-browser, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 provides an intuitive smartphone experience, perfect for those who depend on their smartphone to keep their personal and work lives organized. The new BlackBerry Curve is designed to address a large and important segment of the global mobile phone market where customers are looking to upgrade their existing feature phone or existing BlackBerry Curve with an affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially-connected smartphone.
Encased in a sleek package, including a wide 2.4-inch screen, full QWERTY keypad and navigation track-pad, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is ideal for efficient mobile communications. The new smartphone is also equipped with essential smartphone features such a 5-megapixel camera with flash, video recorder and Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data for a premium smartphone experience. The next generation BlackBerry Curve smartphone delivers the world’s best mobile communications and social experiences with the latest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) pre-loaded and now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps, such as Foursquare, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the ‘BBM connected’ app.
The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is expected to be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning today, Sept. 21. The smartphone will be available in the black color finish at T-Mobile retail stores and at select dealers and national retailers nationwide starting Sept. 28 and is expected to be available in an exclusive merlot color finish starting Oct. 12.