$30 BlackBerry Curve 3G

Research In Motion and Verizon have unveiled the new BlackBerry Curve 3G, 9300 model. The device, slated for release Sept. 16, is priced at $30 with a two-year contract through the carrier. It seems intended as a low-end complement to RIM’s other new smartphone, the Torch 9800, which retails for $199 via exclusive carrier AT&T.

Unlike the Torch 9800, which runs RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 OS, the Curve 3G ships with BlackBerry 5 installed. However, RIM promises that the device is “BlackBerry 6 ready.” In addition, the Curve 3G includes a 2-megapixel camera with zoom and video recording, built-in GPS, a microSD/SDHC card slot for expandable memory up to 32GB, and access to BlackBerry App World.

RIM seems determined to maintain its family of smartphones as it seeks to regain competitive momentum against the likes of Apple and Google Android.

For more, read the eWeek article BlackBerry Curve 3G is RIM’s Low-End Smartphone Offering.

CIO Insight Staff
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