Bell releasing the all-touch BlackBerry Curve 9380 November 28th

Ian Hardy

November 15, 2011 8:46pm


The BlackBerry Curve 9380 was officially announced by RIM earlier today, this is the all-touch entry-level Berry. Probably one of the main features, besides it’s 3.2-inch display and BlackBerry 7 OS, is that it comes with NFC capabilities – something that will give it a bit more shelf life. As for Canadian carrier distribution, TELUS said they’ll be launching this “soon” for $369.99 outright and $49.99 on a 3-year. According to this screenshot it also looks like Bell is on board with the 9380, no word on price points but we can confirm this will be released on Monday, November 28th.

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(Thanks tipster!)

  • Sean

    So you can get a Gio for $100
    Or you can get a budget curve with very similar specs (but with NFC) for $350… sounds like such a great deal for the berry right…right…

  • Sean

    And isn’t Bell releasing the Galaxy W with a 1.4ghz procesor with a WVGA screen at 3.7′ for even less then this as well

  • Alex Perrier

    Because we all know that it will cost way less at Bell than at Telus. (See the Telus 9380 page for my take on it.)

  • Darknight2ca

    @sean

    its all about BBM for blackberrys *derp derp* loll

    compared to andriods GREATNESS

  • yadeed

    RIM is in: la la land. BlackBerry Curve 9380. $370; 806 MHz processor, 3.2″ display, 5.0 megapixel.
    Samsung Galaxy Ace $175 koodo; 800 MHz,3.5″ display, 5.0 megapixel and Stereo FM radio with RDS.
    Nexus S $350 koodo; 4″ display, 5.0 megapixel, 1 GHz processor and soon ICS.
    you want instant messanger use: Whats App Messenger, Kik, LiveProfile, eBuddy XMS, etc

  • RealTalk

    The funny thing about the cellphone world today is that within a year or two the market is going to crash just like the television market and be saturated with choices and models. When you exceed computers you hit a brick wall.

  • RealTalk

    I will never need a quadcore phone in my life time. Will I have one day? Prob one better but that’s how the race is and I can’t wait because it drives the price down and makes the chips smaller.

    This phone is decent in today’s market!

  • Trey

    RealTalk – Absolutely right. Im glad someone finally stated the obvious.

    The increase in hardware does not match the increase in the software capabilities. Every phone has an 8-core chip and 4 gigs of RAM, then what? lol Its more than anyone really needs for doing ANYTHING on a small screen.

    Theres going to be a point where the increases in performance are almost entirely meaningless, and then it’ll come down strictly to hardware and UI design, choice of color, etc.

    • Zefoutch

      thumbs up my friend, its just like computers,if we all look back a bit , it takes one / two years befor programes catch up with your curent hardware.

  • Theblob

    We’ll see how this performs against other entry-level smartphones. For one, the Galaxy Ace is a comparable phone and is half the price.

  • alex

    RIMs offerings baffle me.
    I want to root for the Canadian in the games, but they seem to be stuck in 2007. Makes me sad.

  • Reg

    I’m feeling incredibly indifferent towards this device. I just don’t see how or where it fits. It’s outclassed, overpriced and going to confuse consumers when they look at the RIM lineup.