Vodafone's the first for latest RIM handset

Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry Curve 3G phone has arrived on Vodafone, where they're the first UK network to have the phone.

RIM's BlackBerry Curve 3G is available on a 24-month £25 contract, which includes 500 minutes, unlimited texts, a 500MB data allowance with the expected BlackBerry Email thrown in as well.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is their budget Qwerty keyboard based device that's reminiscent of older BlackBerry handsets, with a very traditional BB look and feel. The phone will ship with the BlackBerry 5 OS, but it's been confirmed the Curve will be upgradeable to version 6 - next year.

The 9300 effectively replaces the Curve 8520 that didn't have 3G access. This BlackBerry Curve carries the same ‘3G' moniker as did the recent candy bar Pearl 3G, for the very same reason, that it's the first in the series to have 3G connectivity.

It's also the first Curve in the range to have the 802.11 ‘n' specification onboard, where there are now three BlackBerry handsets with the latest WIFI standard.

The Research In Motion Curve 3G 9300 is available in graphite grey, or ruby red to presumably signify the Vodafone colour scheme.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com