RIM is hoping
that the newest version of the Blackberry OS will help grab back some of the
users that have been defecting
to other smartphones. RIM has announced three new Blackberry devices today
and each of them are running the Blackberry OS 7 operating system. The new
smartphones are also all in the Curve family.
phones include the Curve 9350, 9360, and 9370 smartphones. The three
new devices will land in Canada this month and will hit carriers around the
world starting in September. The three phones were designed with a similar look
and feel and all promise a balance of ergonomics and style. The all use the
Waterfall design similar to that of the new Torch smartphone according to RIM.
The curved designs also have a soft-touch band to make them more comfortable to
hold in the hand.
RIM also notes that the three new Curve smartphones are among the lightest
smartphones ever in the Blackberry line at 99 grams each with the battery.
All three devices have the same 480x360 HVGA+ resolution screen and voice
activated universal search. The voice search can also be used to search the web
and with 3rd part apps. NFC is integrated into all three new Curve devices
allowing the user to tap to connect to devices or authentic Blackberry
The phones also integrate social networking tightly with support for Twitter
for Blackberry and Facebook right out of the box. The phones also have Social
Feeds 2.0 to integrate social networks in one place. RIM also gave the new
Curves the latest version of Blackberry Messenger called BBM6.
details are unknown at this time.