Research in Motion might be busy preparing for the big BlackBerry 10
launch by the end of this month but that has not deterred the company
from launching a new Curve model in United States.
9315 is a QWERTY smartphone that runs on BlackBerry 7.1. This Curve
device looks pretty much like the BlackBerry Curve 9220 launched in
April 2012. It features a 2.44-inch 320x240 screen and an optical
trackpad. BlackBerry Curve 9315 has 512MB of RAM and internal storage
of 512MB as well, which can be expanded to up to 32GB via a microSD
card. There is 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash on board and
For connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi and 3G. This smartphone too supports FM radio and comes with a dedicated BBM key.
It will be available in US starting January 23, 2013 through T-Mobile for $49.99.
of BlackBerry Curve 9315 were leaked online in October 2012 and it was
speculated that this smartphone will be available by October-November.
launch timing of this BlackBerry smartphone does raise a few eyebrows,
as the Canadian handset maker has not launched any new device for around
six months. Additionally, a week after this smartphone hits the retail
shelf RIM will be unveiling a brand new operating system and at least
two new smartphones running on this operating system. Overall, the
smartphone may start looking dated just days after it reaches consumers.
only silver lining for BlackBerry Curve 9315 is its pricing, as it is
the most affordable BlackBerry smartphone to be available for T-Mobile
users. However, with BlackBerry 10 looming large on the horizon, that
may not be adequate to make this smartphone click with the consumers.