Details of the new Blackberry Curve 9320 have been accidentally leaked online by T-Mobile UK, who inadvertently posted the upcoming device in the ‘Coming Soon’ section of its website. T-Mobile took swift action to get the posting removed, however they still managed to give away several of the devices key specs as it splashed across the web, ahead of the Blackberry World convention in May.
It looks like the phone will be positioned as a budget alternative to the Curve 9360, offering a great value Blackberry experience but also with significant improvements over the popular Blackberry 8520, which currently fills the lower end space. The presence of a dedicated Blackberry Messenger button on the front of the device and the Blackberry QWERTY keyboard is an indicator that it will be targeted at all the social networking fans out there. Add in the fact that it will be running the radio packing BlackBerry 7.1 OS, and you can see the Blackberry Curve 9320 being a ripe choice for the youth market, keen to make the most of RIM’s free communication services.
The Blackberry Curve 9320 is fitted with a slightly below-standard 3.2 megapixel camera and x4 digital zoom, which may disappoint some of the social media aficionados that it looks to be aimed at. However, as this handset is firmly focussed on the low contract price market, many could be persuaded to overlook this minor weakness. Although currently unconfirmed, rumour has it that it will be on sale in the UK within the first few weeks of May.
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