Koodo to release the Curve 3G in white

Kate O'Brien

May 10, 2011 11:42am


Koodo Mobile added the BlackBerry Curve 3G to their lineup at the end of March for $300, then quickly dropped it to the no-term price of $200 (but now back up to $250). To spike sales of this smartphone it looks like Koodo will be adding the fresh new white Curve 3G soon. No word on when this will be available but should be soon.

Source: PocketNow

  • Pablo

    Koodo becoming pretty impressive lately. The white curve actually looks really nice

  • Ger

    WOW…it looks really cool in white!

  • anon

    pretty

  • Matt Polkiewicz

    Still not an iPhone.

  • GENERAL WONG

    Dont buy white beries, thy quickly become brown.

  • sookster54

    Wow I didn’t see this coming, that actually looks very nice in white!

  • Alex Perrier

    While i do appreciate the fact that Research In Motion (RIM) is a Canadian company, i do have a couple of comments regarding their flagship BlackBerry products:

    1. Why do their phones usually launch in USA before Canada?

    2. Why has the BlackBerry brand’s focus on businesses been compromised to expand the product line to mainstream customers? Why not create a second, distinct line of products?

    3. Why can’t the proprietary BlackBerry OS be replaced by an alternative, such as Android? BlackBerries used to run Java/J2ME.

    4. Why are there BIS and BES fees with BlackBerry data? Why doesn’t data work like any other phone? Why are there special BlackBerry plans that almost always cost more than other devices?

    i’d appreciate to get good answers for these questions. Thanks. :)

    • Fenrir767

      Well in responce to the special blackberry plans they are considerably lower than most smartphone plans if you compare android, symbiam and IOS devices. They cost like 5-10$ more and you are getting a very solid phone plan and they include e-mail or social networking.

    • Ger

      @Alex

      1. Why do their phones usually launch in USA before Canada?
      The United States is a huge market for phones. Launching on AT&T is a lot more attention grabbing internationally than launching on Rogers. However, the Bold 9000 was released in Canada long before the United States, so it doesn’t always happen..

      2. Why has the BlackBerry brand’s focus on businesses been compromised to expand the product line to mainstream customers? Why not create a second, distinct line of products?
      Their products still do everything a business would expect a BlackBerry to do. Why confuse people even more by having a series of non-multimedia devices?

      3. Why can’t the proprietary BlackBerry OS be replaced by an alternative, such as Android? BlackBerries used to run Java/J2ME.
      BBOS is an established operating system (though it has its obvious flaws) and can’t be replaced so easily because of the way it integrates with BIS/BES. The security aspect of the OS is also very important.

      4. Why are there BIS and BES fees with BlackBerry data? Why doesn’t data work like any other phone? Why are there special BlackBerry plans that almost always cost more than other devices?
      BIS allows BlackBerry devices to maintain connected to RIM’s servers. It’s the reason why email is instant, why BBM works so well, why browsing uses so little data, etc. With most carriers, BIS does not cost more than other data plans (e.g., 500 MB costs the same for a BIS plan and a regular data plan). Using BIS, cheaper plans are also available, such as BBM/email/social networking and no browsing, if a person wants to spend less. This generally isn’t possible with regular smartphone data plans.

  • Alex Perrier

    i am not giving you a thumb up or down, but “unlimited social networking” plans violate net neutrality. They allow certain popular sites, software or services for unlimited use. However, anything else costs extra.

    It proves that the Internet prices are outrageous. BlackBerry should put an end to BIS and just be compatible with regular Internet. BES can stay because it is there for businesses and it makes much more sense.

  • GENERAL WONG

    Koodo is for babies. Also, Justin Bieber has a koodo phone.

  • Eric

    they must of learned from Apples Genius Idea of releasing the same phone but in WHITE.. copycats…

    • Sigh

      I know, it hurts to think that it took Apple…how long…to FINALLY launch a white iPhone. All the while, white versions of various Blackberries have been out in the market (internationally) for some time now.

    • sunHammer

      @Eric
      RIM has been releasing white (and other colour) BlackBerry’s for years… first I remember was the Pearl in *2006*, first in black then in white some months later.

  • Pizza Pocket

    @ Eric
    RIM had developed a white Blackberry Bold in 2010 so technically, Apple copied RIM.

  • FadedSpark

    Stark white? That’s pretty freaking cool looking.

    Not to bad an option for BB addicts too, if they don’t want a bold that is.

  • AJ

    It’s launching May 12th!