O2 now selling the first full touch screen BlackBerry Curve 9380 mobile phone for under £80

Former British Telecom mobile phone network O2 is now retailing the very first budget touch screen BlackBerry Curve 9380 handset on deals as low as £13.50 a month, with a cost attached of £79.99 for the mobile phone.

Research In Motion launched the full touch screen BlackBerry Curve 9380 just two weeks ago, alongside the low costing Bold 9790 that is due to arrive early nexy year.

The 9380 ships running the very latest BlackBerry 7 OS, with a 3.2-inch 360x480 HVGA+ capacitive touch screen, with a 5 megapixel camera, whilst running from an 800MHz processor with 512MB of internal storage and support for 32GB microSD cards and NFC.

O2's lowest priced contract for the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is accompanied by 50 minutes, with a 250 text message bundle and a 100MB data allowance over 24 months for £13.50, with the handset costing £79.99 or for £5 more a month the device is free.

ITProPortal's mobile phone sister website OneMobileRing which is merging with ITPP attended a press briefing for the BlackBerry Curve 9380. The site has since then published a hands on walkthrough of the Curve in pictures here, along with a video demo of the handset in action here.

O2 - BlackBerry Curve 9380