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The lot of you who have been waiting for the BlackBerry 8830 should be very happy, as Verizon has recently unloaded the global phone for a mere $199 (after agreements and rebates). Sprint users still have to wait until July to get their hands on the device, which boasts 2GB microSD card slot, media player, Bluetooth, Voice Activated Dialing (VAD) and trackball navigation.
Now I won’t go into whether or not the latest RIM handset is ready for iPhone comparison, but I will suggest that RIM has finally come to the beneficial conclusion that consumer orientated handsets with business capabilities are a definite win / win. That being said let’s get to the the specs on the 8300 a.k.a. the BlackBerry Curve.
Looking forward to the BlackBerry 8300? Well, the word on the web is the latest handset from RIM is expected to land on AT&T in 30 days or less. The rumored launch date of the 8300 is unconfirmed and unsubstantiated, but word of an April release is gaining traction despite previous reports.
For those Blackberry addicts who relentlessly scour the web for anything RIM, check out BlackBerryCool for exclusive coverage of todays OCRI Technology Brunch recap, where former RIM chairman Jim Balsillie took the podium and fielded a few questions.
Despite Jim bowing out gracefully amidst the foul stench of internal investigations at RIM, the company is doing okay with rumors of a new BlackBerry circulating. Word is the next model is dubbed the BlackBerry 8300 and it is currently being used by RIM employees in the UK. A picture is worth a 1000 words so I’ll shut up and let you watch the video.