Research In Motion unveils the Curve 3G

RIM has announced the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, their latest consumer orientated Curve handset that succeeds the 8520 and is the first in the Curve series with 3G access.

Research In Motion's Curve 3G 9300 is their Qwerty keyboard based device that is remnant of the older BlackBerry handsets, with a very traditional BB look and feel. The phone ships with the BlackBerry 5 OS, but will be upgradeable to version 6 in due course - which now joins the Pearl 3G 9105, Bold 9700 with the Torch 9800 arriving with the platform.

The 9300 is effectively replacing the Curve 8520 that didn't have 3G access, where this model does and carries the same ‘3G' moniker in much the same way as the recent candy bar Pearl 3G did for that very same reason.

Also brought in from the Pearl 3G is 802.11n, making this only the third phone in the BlackBerry range to include the latest WIFI specification.

Research In Motion unveiled the Curve 3G 9300 in a low key way, with just an email dispatched to the media where no networks have even made a claim to carrying it yet. This handset was one of the likely suspects we predicted would be announced last week at the AT&T joint event with RIM, in which they launched the BlackBerry Torch 9800 instead.

Originally published at