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RIM Rolls Out Blackberry Curve 9380

Another RIM handset was released yesterday following the rather good-looking RIM Blackberry Bold 9790; the device, called the Curve 9380 is a variant of the existing Curve 9360, without the physical keyboard.

There's a 3.2-inch 360x480 pixel touchscreen instead, it is in fact the first Curve smartphone to come with a touchscreen display, and looks a bit like a cheaper version of the Blackberry Torch.

There's an 800MHz Marvell processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB onboard storage, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, NFC capabilities, 3G, GPS, an optical trackpad and RIM's new Blackberry OS 7 operating system.

The Curve 9360 can be had for as little as £230 on PAYG which means that the new 9380 is likely to cost roughly the same. RIM has yet to confirm when the device will go on sale in the UK.

Other features include a five megapixel camera with VGA recording capabilities, nearly five hours battery life when talking on 3G and a weight under 100g.

O2 has been one of the first to confirm they will be offering the handset in the UK, as soon as we have further details of pricing and release date we'll be sure to let you know.

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