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BlackBerry updates Curve with 3G connectivity

BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) officially announced

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is also known as the BlackBerry 9300

BlackBerry has unveiled the new BlackBerry Curve 3G – otherwise known as the BlackBerry 9300.

The handset is very similar to the original BlackBerry Curve (8520), which performed very well in our lab-based tests. Both candy bar models feature a full Qwerty keyboard, meaning that there isn’t much space left for the screen.

BlackBerry Curve review

Read the original BlackBerry Curve review here

The New Curve 3G, as the name suggests, supports HSDPA (3G) web connectivity for fast internet access when on the go.

The other key change to the new Curve 3G, is its support of the new BlackBerry 6 operating system that was announced at the unveiling of the BlackBerry Torch last week.

BlackBerry Curve 3G – now with GPS

The new BlackBerry Curve 3G features a GPS receiver, which the original Curve didn’t, and an improved wi-fi specification.

Like the original BlackBerry Curve, the new Curve 3G has a 2.46-inch screen, the option to expand the memory to 32GB with a microSD card, and a 3.5mm headphone socket – allowing you to use any set of headphones you like.

The Curve 3G has a basic 2Mp camera and regular MP3 playing capabilities, but lacks an FM radio.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is expected to launch very soon in the UK, and will be available in black or red variations.

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