RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 today, another device that’s launching first in Canada. RIM stated that “The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones are expected to be available from carriers in Canada this month and from other carriers around the world beginning in September. Availability dates and pricing for specific devices from specific carriers will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners.”
Over the past couple weeks we’ve seen internal docs that show most of our Canadian carriers will be releasing this entry level device. TELUS, Rogers, Bell, Koodo and Virgin will all add the Curve 9360 to their lineup. The no-contract price point will be in the $300 range.
Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM said “The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are absolutely stunning and offer a significant performance upgrade with an unmatched mobile social experience for the millions of feature phone users in the market as well as our existing Curve customers”. The Curve comes with a the new BlackBerry 7 OS, QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz processor, 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×320), NFC and Wi-Fi.