T-Mobile has joined Three in ranging the BlackBerry Curve 9320 - Research In Motion’s (RIM) latest and possibly last-ever tilt at the consumer smartphone market.
The network is offering the BB OS 7.1-powered phone from £15.50 per month when you sign up for a 24 month contract. Or if you’re more of a pay as you go kind of chap, you’re looking at £149.99 to cover the cost of the handset.
Announced this week, the Curve 9320 is every inch a traditional BlackBerry, sporting all the hallmarks of a RIM phone. Not least a physical QWERTY keyboard, advanced and secure email features, a 2.44-inch non-touch display and a fairly low-grade 3.2-megapixel camera.
However, it’s not all same old, same old. For the first time ever on a BlackBerry, the Curve 9320 is home to a dedicated BBM button to make it easier to access the free-to-use instant messaging (IM) service that remains the real selling point of BlackBerrys for young ‘uns.
There's also the latest version of the Social Feeds app built-in, which allows you to post updates to a range of social networks simultaneously. The application also supports updates from news sources, social apps and IM apps in a single view.