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Introducing T-Mobile's Blackberry Curve 3G

by Kenyatta D. Pious
T-Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 3G pushes the envelope once again with an updated design and trumped up features that enable fashionistas or business execs to manage their hectic work/play lifestyle. The Blackberry Curve 3G, which is available in two chic finishes, smoky violet and graphite grey, is slim and stylish enough to be held while posing at a Z Spoke fashion show and is utilitarian enough to become a must-have item when one attends meetings or simply lounges beachside in Miami, surfing the high-speed 3G network.

And the jetsetters who summer abroad, and/or frequent the shows in Milan, London etc., the Blackberry Curve 3G is a quad-band world phone, supporting international roaming, extending the ability to stay connected while traveling abroad, and the Blackberry Curve 3G also allows Wi-Fi connectivity for both voice and data for Wi-Fi calling and fast Web access.

Pre-installed social networking applications and a range of messaging options, including personal and Exchange e-mail, BBM, SMS, MMS and IM mean you will always be in touch with your world and with the people that matter to you at any time of the day. And when you are on the red carpet and see that celeb tart in an unflattering dress, well just whip out your Blackberry Curve 3G and take a clear image or make a recording with your 2-megapixel camera with zoom and video recording.

As usual T-Mobile unveiled the BlackBerry Curve 3G at a reasonable price point: $79.99 with a two year service agreement and qualifying data plan after $50 mail-in rebate.

Key Features of the BlackBerry Curve 3G include:
Full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad for responsive typing and easy navigation

Premium phone features including calendaring, voice-activated dialing, Visual Voicemail and Bluetooth 2.1

Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes or Windows Media Player with the smartphone

Built-in GPS with location-based services by TeleNav

Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity, and much more.

Web browser delivers a desktop-like experience, including HTML e-mail

BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 e-mail accounts including Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL, Gmail and most popular ISPs; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments

Six popular instant messaging clients preloaded, including AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger

Fast 624 MHz processor, 256MB of internal memory and hot-swappable microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 32GB with a pre-installed 2GB memory card

BlackBerry OS 5; support for BlackBerry OS 6

Model number: BlackBerry Curve 9300

Wi-Fi enabled (802.11 b/g/n) for data and voice

Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

Tri-Band 3G UMTS/HSDPA world phone: (Band I, Band IV, Band VIII)

Dimensions: 4.3 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.55 inches; 3.8 ounces; 2.4-inch screen, 320x240 pixels QVGA

Rechargeable/removable 1150 mAhr battery, for up to 4.5 hours of talk time and 19 days of standby time

Availability and Pricing: T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com

Use of some device features requires a specific plan and incurs separate, additional charges. Wi-Fi Calling requires broadband Internet connection and wireless router. See T-Mobile.com for rate plan information, charges for features and services, and other details. Timing of availability is subject to change.
G coverage is available in locations nationwide but may not be available everywhere. For more details about where T-Mobile network coverage is available, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage

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