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BlackBerry Curve 3G announced: ‘My First Smartphone’ out later this month

Having enjoyed the limelight last week with the launch of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, RIM is back for another bite of the attention-apple with the BlackBerry Curve 3G. Posited as ‘my first smartphone’ for the many millions of people worldwide who have yet to invest, the BlackBerry Curve 3G is “designed to provide an extremely attractive and accessible choice,” according to RIM president and co-CEO Mike Lazardis.

With both Wi-Fi and HSDPA (super-3G) connectivity, the Curve 3G should be a nippy web browsing and social networking machine. It features a full physical Qwerty keyboard and optical trackpad, as well as GPS for location services. Although the handset will ship with BlackBerry 5, it is OS6-ready so you’ll be able to update the software when 6 is released in the next few months.

No word on pricing yet, but the handset will be available on various carriers at some point in August.



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