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Blackberry Curve Smartphones  (Source: RIM)
Three new Curves heading to Canada this month

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.

The new 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 accessories.

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.

Pricing details are unknown at this time.



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By rubbahbandman on 8/23/2011 8:00:53 PM , Rating: 2
Blackberry design was pretty impressive, circa 2005, but I get the feeling their flagship phones have stuck with physical keyboards because they don't want their baby boomer business users to get out of their comfort zone.

"But what about the Blackberry TORCH?!"
What about it? 3.7" screen oh my god impressive! 1.2ghz snapdragon?? Wow! Seriously RIM, put something decent in your racecar and maybe people would be more interested in buying it.


By Pirks on 8/23/2011 8:18:09 PM , Rating: 2
3.7" screen is larger than the iPhone's 3.5" screen and 1.2GHz Snapdragon is faster than iPhone's 800MHz CPU too, so RIM shouldn't bother with your "racecar" demands because they have already beaten the industry leader in specs.


By robinthakur on 8/24/2011 6:34:45 AM , Rating: 2
I own both an iPhone 4 and a BB Torch as my work phone, and the Torch is awful by comparison. Absolutely terribly designed touchscreen interface with endless complicated menu options. This is all the experience and evidence I need to know that what you're saying is patently incorrect, and even though I have only tried a Playbook briefly, my Torch experience ensures that I'll be sticking with my iPad2 thanks.


By Pirks on 8/24/2011 12:13:03 PM , Rating: 2
Your Torch is an old model from 2010, so who cares? I'm talking about new one from August 2011. Please stop mentioning your old Torch everywhere, no one here is interested in old tech.


By LordSojar on 8/25/2011 2:06:44 AM , Rating: 2
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Your Torch is an old model from 2010, so who cares? I'm talking about new one from August 2011. Please stop mentioning your old Torch everywhere, no one here is interested in old tech.


Which is why no one is interested in RIM, because all their products are old when they launch. Their OS is terrible. They are failing. You are that guy on the deck of Titanic as it was splitting in half screaming "It's unsinkable!"

RIM is going away, and they deserve it for being lazy and not reacting to market changes.


By Pirks on 8/25/2011 3:44:03 AM , Rating: 1
I pwned you retarded troll with http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-23/blackberr... already and here I pwn you with this link again. Eat this link and don't choke trolley :P


By LordSojar on 8/26/2011 6:08:24 AM , Rating: 2
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I pwned you retarded troll with http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-23/blackberr... already and here I pwn you with this link again. Eat this link and don't choke trolley :P


OMG PIRKS, they survived that killer 5.8 earthquake! WOW! Incredible! I must go buy 30 this instant!

My aunt's POS 6 year old LG flip phone survived it too! Wow, incredible quality those Blackberries have! MUST GET NAO!

I'm not trolling btw...just speaking the truth. RIM is going bye bye. Good riddance to a garbage company.


By rubbahbandman on 8/25/2011 11:19:51 AM , Rating: 2
You're absolutely right. The problem is you don't want your brand new flagship product competing with the competition's nearly 1 and a half year old product...


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