Early this morning T-Mobile Germany and RIM announced the release of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (formally known as Javelin). Available Mid-November, the Curve 8900 is the latest upgrade in the Curve series of smartphones. It features a large 2.4″ high resolution display, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, enhanced media player with podcast support, EDGE, Wi-Fi, OS 4.6 and a thinner desig with full QWERTY keyboard.
The Curve 8900 will cost 359 Euros ($450 USD) with no contract or 4.95 Euros with 24 month contract. Now that T-Mobile Germany has announced this new Curve. Announcements from AT&T, Maybe T-Mobile USA? and Rogers can’t be too far behind.
Interesting enough in this announcement they didn’t make any comments to a newly re-designed trackball? Originally it was said that the Curve 8900 would launch with an Atomic trackball. I wonder if thats still a go?
RIM Press Release:
T-Mobile and RIM launch the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Germany
– Expansive feature set, striking 480×360 pixel display, 3.2MP Camera with autofocus, flash and video recording, enhanced media player with podcast support
– Thinnest full-QWERTZ BlackBerry smartphone
– Global connectivity with fast Internet access on broadly available EDGE and Wi-Fi networks
– Easy to use navigation with built-in GPS
BONN, GERMANY and WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 12, 2008) – T-Mobile Germany and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today launched the BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8900 smartphone. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected with their office, friends and family. In addition to exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 also features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi(R) and GPS, a fast processor (512Mhz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain productive and entertained while on the go.
In a sleek and new style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone from T-Mobile Germany has on-the-go video, text and maps, a full QWERTZ keyboard and an intuitive trackball navigation system that allows users to enjoy an exceptional communications experience. Its full-featured media player supports media streaming and can play all your favorite songs and videos. With its new 3.2 megapixel camera, including auto focus, digital zoom and flash, you can take sharp, print-quality pictures to capture the moment and immediately send them to a friend or post them on the Internet. The microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot supports up to 16GB, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.
Enhanced web browsing and multimedia features
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a quad-band smartphone, providing global connectivity that is compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide EDGE network for fast data access and web browsing. The handset can be used in conjunction with T-Mobile’s web’n’walk plans for Internet browsing and accessing emails using BlackBerry(R) Internet Service and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server.
At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeters, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Germany is the thinnest full QWERTZ BlackBerry smartphone to date and comes with a sleek and refined design that feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use. Its large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 pixels) projects vivid color and makes information easier to read. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 provides flexible connectivity and helps people find their way, combining built-in Wi-Fi(R) (802.11 b/g) support and GPS capabilities.
E-Mail Push Service, free of charge for six months
T-Mobile Germany is currently offering a special promotion for customers who purchase the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone and subscribe to BlackBerry(R) Internet Service with T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Webmail plan for individuals and small enterprises. The offer, which is initially limited until December 31, 2008, is available with many rate plans and is open to consumers and business customers who take out a new contract or extend an existing contract. For example, customers can currently try out T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Webmail S plan (which costs EUR 4.95 a month and includes a volume of one megabyte for six months) free of charge.
The BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8900 smartphone will be available from T-Mobile Germany from mid of November 2008 and will cost a one-time charge of EUR 4.95 with a 24-month contract on the Relax 200 Plus rate with BlackBerry Webmail S and EUR 359.90 without contract.