May 9, 2012 9:10 am
The BlackBerry Curve 9320, with its dedicated BBM button, has been no secret to the leak spotlight. It was first seen all the way back in January when RIM’s 2012 roadmap leaked in full. Back then we didn’t know much about BB10 and how different it will be to RIM’s current offerings.
The Curve 9320 has been made official from RIM, and though no Canadian carriers have announced it just yet, we’d expect it will sell as a low-cost follow-up to the popular Curve 9300. The device has a 2.44-inch 320×240 pixel screen, 512MB RAM/ROM, 3.2MP camera with flash, WiFi, GPS, FM radio and Bluetooth. Inside is a 1450mAh battery promising seven hours of talk time and 18 days standby. It weighs just 103g and comes in at a chubby 12.7mm thick.
Possibly the most important aspect of the device is that it is preloaded with BlackBerry 7.1, a huge improvement over the BlackBerry 6 software that came with the Curve 9300. With Liquid Graphics and a faster processor, the Curve 9320 won’t feel so anemic and slow. The other claim to fame is that left-side BBM button which promises to decrease the average addict’s response time down to practically nothing.
So, are you excited for another non-touch BlackBerry 7 device?