Unannounced BlackBerry Curve 9320 leaks online, nothing special

Ian Hardy

February 29, 2012 9:05am


A new BlackBerry has leaked online, unfortunately it’s not the upcoming BlackBerry 10 powered London, but the über entry level looking Curve 9320. Specs of this iconic looking Berry first popped up online at the end of Janaury, promising a 2.44inch display (320×240 resolution), a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera with video capabilities, raised send/menu/end/back butons like the Bold 9790, 512MB RAM and ROM, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Stereo and the so-called dedicated “BBM button” on the left hand side of the device. BGR.in has snapped a few pics of this unreleased Curve, stating that the all plastic 9320 “feels just perfect – neither too tiny, nor too large”. It’s also reported that it’ll run BlackBerry OS 7.1 and launch in April for about Rs 12,000 ($242 CAD). No word if this will be a global release.

Source: BGR

  • Sarah Martinez

    Just when you think RIM is down and out, they revolutionize the industry like this!

    This is why I love this company. You can never count them out.

    The iPhone and Android families will take major losses becuase of this new Curve.

    GO RIM GO! GO CANADA GO!

    • TEST

      nothing special WITH RIM

    • Kyle Harriss

      You really think this device will save rim??? This is for kids… It still has the 3.2 camera while the other phones are using 8-12 mp camera… Faster processor.. RIM is going more down south then ever!!! THey need to make a device taht over powers the competition.. Rim keeps bringing in smaller screens, less power, less memory, etc… I don’t get why people love the blackberry OS.. Its not ahead of the competition.. RIM needs to make a “WOW” device taht everyone will love!!

    • Manuel

      You’re absolutely right a true revolutionary of the industry, not just a revolutionary but an industry leader once again proving that they’re not just cutting edge but bleeding edge. I was thinking about Samsung Galaxy S II but I’m sure glad I waited. Hope it gets released in Canada.

    • Manuel

      I don’t think some people see the sarcasm in your comments.

    • 99bucksPB

      When did Syrup created an “Archives zone” in the website?

      Is this one of those Almanac postings?: ” On this day 3 years ago RIM released this phone…”

      This reminds me: I haven’t seen the movie “Back to the future” in a long time, I almost rented it the other day..the nostalgia for the old days never ends…

    • 99bucksPB

      Will wait for the White version of this; no! the red version….no the Porsche version of this phone!

    • JUST SAYING

      BlackBerry + iPhone for girls, if you are a man you should get one of those android phone 4.5″ and larger!!

      Just Saying!!

  • Frank Panadoblo

    Looks like a 9300…with uglier buttons.

    • Whatta…

      How can you tell one from another? All Blackberrys look the same!

  • DerekJ

    Its nice to see blackberry has a nice entry device. I’d like to see a new flip phone too, though

    • Sarah Martinez

      The Pearl FLip is still considered by many as better than the iPhone 4S and better than the Galaxy S2

  • Betty Koyle

    Wonder is this awesome device of 2012 will save Rim. Only time will tell….

  • Jamma

    What a waste of time…RIM still stuck in the past.
    But wait in Q4 or maybe Q1 2013 they will have the best phone.
    720p display and duel core processor.
    The only problem with that is every other smartphone will have quad-core processors and 1080p screen.
    SMH

    • Matthew

      This isn’t targeted to high-end customers. This is targeted for entry-level users and third world nations where phone and data plans are expensive. The Curve is the most popular phone in emerging markets, why wouldn’t they keep making them? People forget RIM isn’t like Apple who just makes one device for the masses. RIM has 3 different product lines for 3 different types of consumers/markets.

  • BILLA

    They all look the same to me ! Think differnt RIM…Come on…

  • Megahertz

    OMG when does this bad boy launch?? I’ll be camping outside of the Bell store for this one.

  • Jay

    Wow they’re really stepping up their game…..**sarcasm**. Sorry Blackberry your really coming a has been! I still own one but am switching ASAP because its just not a good quality product anymore!

  • BettyKoyle

    What a good idea @Megahertz, these will sell out like hot cakes. I better get in line now and order one of these amazing devices.

    • Manuel

      Let me know which Bell store you guys are going to so I can camp out right along with you, I’m not even with Bell but th excitement is consuming every fiber of my body I must be there.

    • JustMeAndMe

      let me join you guys… because company, which produces such phones won’t remain on the market for long and we’ll own a piece of shi…story

  • beh

    Just when blackberry 10 devices are greatly waited for, people stop leaking photos of the unreleased RIM devices :(

  • TouchMyBox

    Is anyone else confused as to whether Sarah Martinez is a somewhat humourous troll or a crazy person?

    • Manuel

      I like to see the good in everyone so I’m assuming she’s being extremely sarcastic.

      On a serious note, you’ll notice that there hasn’t been any fanfare about this device, it’s not going to make front page news or anything, it’s just a refresh to the 9360, that’s about it, it’s not meant to turn the industry upside down.

      It’s funny, I work in an IT department and manage a few hundred Blackberries, while I see why some people like them and I was a big fan at one point my passion for them has deteriorated so much over the last few years for the same reasons everyone states, they’re devices are outdated even before they’re released, there’s nothing revolutionary about them, they follow suit and do it poorly. Something as simple as the camera, they added a better camera to the 9900 for example, is it great, no, is it ok, yeah, but nothing that really stands out. Now don’t get me wrong, the camera is not the reason people buy blackberries, but it’s that attention to detail that makes other manufacturers stand out.

      I don’t expect RIM to beat out Apple & Samsung, but if I had my wish, RIM would be the best it could possibly be, it would lead in a few areas not release phones as a response to what other competitors do. Pick a date, once a year, release a phone, then do it again next year but don’t just release a phone and copy the features of last year’s phones, look at those features and improve them at least 3 times and you’ll get a phone that’s on par with what everyone else is releasing.

      I don’t hate RIM, I wish they were doing well, I really do, I wish they were leaders, maybe not THE leaders, but a leader, it just hurts to see them hurt themselves so much, they are their worst enemy.

      Just my two cents.

    • 99bucksPB

      its just sad because has a Playbook and one year later it can’t use BBM or BES!

  • Sean

    Looks like every other Blackberry which are piece’s of crap. Geez these phones never change. Looked the exact same for years. RIM sucks

  • JOHN WU

    I THINK RIM MADE A WONDERFUL MOVE ON TO THE LOW END DIRECTION, JUST LOOKING BACK WHEN EVER NEW POWERFUL PHONE RELEASE IN THIS LAND, WHAT IS FIRST PEOPLE USUSALLY SAY TOO MUCH TOO MUCH ITS A JOKE PRICE, WE HEAR THAT SOUND EVERY TIME! AT THE END THOSE POWERFUL PHONE IS STAY ON THE TABLE COULDNT SELL, SO RIM UNDERSTAND THAT UNDERSTAND THE FACT THIS IS A SUPER CHEAP LAND THEREFORE THEY FOCUS TO MAKING CHEAP PHONE FROM NOW ON!

  • 99bucksPB

    Just when you think RIM is down and out
    -They are!

    They revolutionize the industry like this?
    -Going Backwards??

    This is why I love this company
    -Your feelings, not ours

    You can never count them out
    -You can’t count them at all! They are irrelevant these days!

    The iPhone and Android families will take major losses
    becuase of this new Curve.
    -They will loose weight laughing so hard at this!

  • Betty Koyle

    There may be a white version? This changes everything just like apples white iPhone. Must wait in line now downtown Toronto!

  • logos

    Actually, we won’t be seeing this device in North America, its for India and other emerging markets, in order to compete with the low-cost Android phones.

  • nauman

    Guys this device is not meant for NA or even Europe. It is for the emerging markets. They love BBM and the data compression. This will give those countries what they like at an affordable price.

  • JustMeAndMe

    REALLY? enough said…

  • asadp

    considering the cruve is #3 top selling phone in the states, and sell crazy amount of units worlwide this makes ense. if you think ove priced smaert phones is the way to do your fooling yourself. cheap entry level to mid level smartphones move units . rim still makes profit so this its over for rim crap is foolish. just becuae your not 1# doesnt mean is a wrap for a company. go to asia, canada, africa , bb are still extememly popular a sell crazy.

  • Paul

    You have to be kidding. Losses? Don’t think so? This will go to the low end market which is great, but it won’t even stem the tide of android or apple. I am all for RIM, but BB10 phones cannot come soon enough! If their specs are comparable with what comes on the market regardless of how well it works it will be a problem.

  • Betty Koyle

    Sell this cheap on prepaid with a decent $10 BBM/Social/Email add on and this will sell amongst poorer or lower class people around north America and the other poor parts of the world.

  • WP74Life

    How could this be called a “leak” ?

  • Nick

    It’s a budget phone, and I’m sure it’s competitive within that budget. It’s ridiculous to compare it to high-end phones.

    I don’t want one, but if I were short on funds and needed to communicate with people this might be the phone I get.

  • Andy

    still a 2.44 inch display! are you serious!
    3.2mp camera! thats terrible
    but make it 100$ unlocked and I will buy it for my little sister
    as her FIRST PHONE.
    otherwise this is freaking terrible BB needs to focus on 1 phone like Apple (or maybe 2 but you get the point) I don’t care anymore…
    switched to Iphone4s at least it doesn’t lag!

  • Jimmmmmm

    Who the f**k cares? I honestly don’t believe the market can handle more than three big successful OS’s. It seems this time next year the main focus will be on windows, android, and that other company with the apple or something

  • Wardriver25

    WOW GUYS!
    THIS PHONE IS AWESOME!!!
    I better get in line now, because I imagine there’s gonna be a really high demand.
    *heavily soaked in sarcasm

    I bet this is just an early April fools joke lol.

    I kid, but if it worked on G-spectrum on CDMA, there very well could be a customer base for this phone. It’s specs are reasonable, and its only real selling point is BBM.

  • Petephone

    …Or you could wait for the poor man’s Blackberry, Nokia Asha
    302 for more or less $100, same features sans the BBM.