BlackBerry 6 comes to Bold 9700, Curve 3G on AT&T

By on April 29, 2011 at 1:21 AM.

BlackBerry 6 comes to Bold 9700, Curve 3G on AT&T

Today, AT&T released BlackBerry 6 to the Bold 9700 and Curve 3G handsets. The update brings both the Bold and Curve up to Research In Motion’s latest operating system — which sports an overhauled user interface and improved performance. Those interested in getting the latest and greatest code on their AT&T device can visit AT&T’s BlackBerry software update page to download the latest bits. Enjoy.
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Best Buy offering up free BlackBerry Torch tomorrow, free BlackBerry 9300 on December 12th

By on December 9, 2010 at 9:54 PM.

Best Buy offering up free BlackBerry Torch tomorrow, free BlackBerry 9300 on December 12th

We have just received more information on Best Buy’s Free Smartphone Sales Event going on tomorrow at Best Buy Mobile. In addition to a free iPhone 3GS 8GB with new activation or qualified upgrade, we have been told that Best Buy Mobile will also be offering the BlackBerry Torch for free with the same terms, except it will be available for the price of $0 for the entire month of December. Additionally, the BlackBerry Curve 9300 (T-Mobile edition) will be become available for free on December 12th, again, with the same terms and will be available for free for the month of December. Not bad Best Buy, not bad.

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Confirmed: BlackBerry Curve 3G coming to WIND Mobile

By on October 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM.

Confirmed: BlackBerry Curve 3G coming to WIND Mobile

Over the last several days, rumors have been swirling that the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 would be making its way to WIND Mobile — especially after the device surfaced in RIM’s software database. Now, one of our ninjas from the North has sent us visual confirmation of the device in Wind Mobile’s inventory system. Judging by the two listings, it appears as though the handset will be offered in two colors; we’re assuming a gray or black and something a tad bit brighter. Pricing and availability have not yet been determined… anyone excited?

Thanks, Anonymous!

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available on AT&T

By on October 18, 2010 at 11:41 PM.

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available on AT&T

Friendly reminder, folks… RIM’s latest candybar device and lower cost QWERTY 3G handset are now available for purchase from your friendly AT&T store. If you need a refresh on the products, here we go:

BlackBerry Pearl 9100

  • SureType keyboard
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 1150mAh battery
  • $149 with 2 year agreement

BlackBerry Curve 9300

  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi b,g,n
  • GPS
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • $99 with 2 year agreement

If you’re in the market for a BlackBerry handset from AT&T which one are you going to go for? Or do you think you’ll hold out for the BlackBerry Bold 9780? More →

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AT&T to offer BlackBerry Curve 3G, Pearl 3G before holidays

By on September 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM.

AT&T to offer BlackBerry Curve 3G, Pearl 3G before holidays

Today, AT&T announced that they will begin selling the BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G in time for the holiday buying season. The Curve 3G (9300) will be available on an unspecified date — before December 25 — and will retail for $99.99 with a new 2-year contract (no mail in rebate required). The Pearl 3G (9100) will be available starting October 17 in stores and online and will retail for $149.99 on-contract (again, no rebate required). The devices will add to AT&T’s BlackBerry lineup which also includes the Bold 9700 and Torch 9800. More →

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T-Mobile announces availablity of BlackBerry Curve 3G, due in "coming weeks"

By on August 9, 2010 at 9:46 AM.

T-Mobile announces availablity of BlackBerry Curve 3G, due in "coming weeks"

This morning, RIM made the BlackBerry Curve 3G official, and now T-Mobile has done the same. Via a press release, T-Mo let the industry know that the BlackBerry Curve 3G will be available on its U.S. network in, “the coming weeks.” The handset will be available in “smoky violet and graphite grey” and will, as we mentioned, be BlackBerry 6 ready. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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Rogers launches Motorola Flipout and BlackBerry Curve 9300

By on August 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM.

Rogers launches Motorola Flipout and BlackBerry Curve 9300

Here’s a little update for the folks north of the border. Rogers has added both the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and the Motorola Flipout to their handset lineup. The Curve 9300 will be available for $79.99 with a three-year contract or for $399.99 contract free. The Cliff’s Notes on the 9300 read like this: quad-band GSM, tri-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, 2.4-inch screen (320 x 240), 256 MB RAM, 2 megapixel camera, and BlackBerry OS 5. The Motorola Flipout will be available for $29.99 with a three-year contract or for $374.99 contract free. The stat sheet on the Flipout is as follows: quad-band GSM, dual-band HSPA, 2.8-inch QVGA touch-screen display, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 2.1, and MOTOBLUR. Anyone up north going after one of these mid-range smartphones? More →

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BlackBerry rumors: Verizon, T-Mobile to EOL Curve 8500, Verizon to EOL Storm 2 9550, 9780 to be Bold

By on July 28, 2010 at 4:20 AM.

BlackBerry rumors: Verizon, T-Mobile to EOL Curve 8500, Verizon to EOL Storm 2 9550, 9780 to be Bold

This isn’t exactly shocking news, but we thought we would share anyway. BBLeaks is reporting that Verizon Wireless will give the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 and the BlackBerry Curve 8530 their end-of-life papers on August 15th and August 1st respectively. The move comes as Verizon makes room in its inventory for newer BlackBerry devices; BBLeaks reports that replacements for the 9550 and 8530 are due out in Q3/Q4 (which is a pretty large 6-month window). The 8530 is likely going to be replaced by the 9300 series, and we’ve heard grumblings from sources that an updated Storm, the Storm 3, will follow the Storm 2 (although we haven’t been able to pin this one down).

PocketBerry is reporting that T-Mobile has ceased shipments of the BlackBerry Curve 8500 series to retail stores and should be rolling out the new Curve 9300 series to its customer base within the next few months.

And finally, driphter.com got a few snap shots of the BlackBerry 9780; which will purportedly fal into the “Bold” family. The device is very Bold 9700 looking with 512 Mb of RAM and BlackBerry 6. We’ve got a few images of the leaked handset after the jump.

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 photos, thoughts

By on July 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM.

BlackBerry Curve 9300 photos, thoughts

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We said we’d be back with a follow up to our hands on post, but to be completely honest, and based on the comments and response you guys gave, there’s not too much to write about. A lot of you wrote in and wanted more photos, so we’ve taken some great high resolution photos of the device like we promised.

In terms of the phone itself, RIM isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel. In fact, they aren’t even reinventing the Curve. With the same features as the original Curve 8520 (plus the addition of 3G), we’d be shocked to see this device launch with great fanfare. Knowing RIM, however, they’ll try and milk this for all it’s worth and so will T-Mobile, but it will be hard to justify anything more than a model refresh.

We like the BlackBerry Curve 9300 a lot, but it’s beginning to feel extremely outdated even for a lower-end low cost handset. Yeah, even with 3G. Plus, it hasn’t even launched yet.

Click on over to our BlackBerry Curve 9300 gallery!

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 for T-Mobile hands on

By on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM.

BlackBerry Curve 9300 for T-Mobile hands on

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Man, news on RIM has been quiet as of late. And why wouldn’t it? RIM has some interesting products coming up, but let’s not beat around the bush — they can not really compare to the mind-blowing devices that have just been released. From the simply amazing iPhone 4, to the incredible Incredible, to the super-large super-capable Droid X, it’s hard being a mid-range player with a mildly dated operating system. With that said, we’d like to officially welcome the BlackBerry Curve 9300 into the BGR offices. Here are some first hand impressions of the unreleased device:

It’s, uh, just like the BlackBerry 8520. Literally. Same camera, same size (we believe off hand), same feel, same screen, same keyboard, same buttons. So what’s changed? Besides a glossy metallic plastic finish on the case, and the inclusion of a UMTS radio…not much. As we just mentioned, the BlackBerry 9300 we have features T-Mobile’s AWS 3G bands, so if that’s something to push you over the edge to upgrade from your existing 8520, you’ll be pleased as punch.

We also wanted to get your feedback before we do a full hands on gallery/review. Anything you want to see featured? Maybe size comparison photos to a specific handset, or possibly some network speed tests on the BlackBerry 9300 over 3G? Let us know and we’ll include as many of your requests as possible!

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 images emerge

By on June 3, 2010 at 8:15 AM.

BlackBerry Curve 9300 images emerge

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Yesterday, the folks over at Crackberry got their hands on images of the BlackBerry Curve 9300; the heir apparent to the 8500 series. The divulged specs look like this: 320 x 240 display, 256 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), optical trackpad and BlackBerry OS 5. The unit pictured is a GSM joint, although Crackberry assures its readers that a CDMA variant will emerge at some point. The phone has a rubberized back and side convenience keys — much like the current 8500 series — a full chrome bezel that wraps around the front, and the same keyboard as the 8900/85xx. A pretty obvious and evolutionary update to the best-selling Curve line. No word on the availability of this unit, although…one of our Verizon connects promised us a new Curve on Big Red by the end of summer. Any takers? More →

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BlackBerry 9300 outed by RIM

By on April 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM.

BlackBerry 9300 outed by RIM

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We hate to break your heart in case you were thinking the BlackBerry 9300, the latest BlackBerry smartphone to be outed by UAProf, would RIM’s next big thing, but reality paints a different picture. Based on specifications and from what we’re starting to hear to hear from connects now that the information has slipped out in a semi-official fashion, it sounds like the 9300 will pick up where the current Curve 8500 Series left off and add in a few features. Regrettably the display will be limited to an eye-straining resolution of 320×240, but the addition of 802.11n Wi-Fi and W-CDMA aren’t exactly anything to scoff at when you’re dealing with what is a dependable, and more importantly truly affordable, communications device. We’re still waiting to hear what we’re in for in terms of the processor, memory, camera and other odds and ends (the OS is currently listed as 5.0), but we don’t think such things will be able to remain as secret much longer.

[Via CrackBerry] More →

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What’s your name?

By on February 10, 2009 at 12:30 AM.

What’s your name?

Okay, we’ve got to have a little chat here about the BlackBerry 9300 which we referred to as the “Gemini.” Indeed there was some confusion on our part (yes, we made a boo-boo and we mistakenly referred to the BlackBerry 9300 as the “Gemini”. It is not the Gemini. The Gemini is apparently the codename for the BlackBerry 8325, a T-Mobile GSM/EDGE device with OS 5.0, a 320×240 display, 2 megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (they’re going to put 802.11n on a crap device?). It was slated to come out in September of this year but with 8900 Curve about to hit up T-Mobile we’d think it pretty stupid of RIM to release it, especially since it’s got some less than desirable specs. With all of this said, we can assure you that the device we were talking about is indeed real. Thanks to all of our readers for the support, and for everyone else, back to your regularly scheduled bitchfest…

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