BlackBerry Curve 9320 Budget Phone Confirmed

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 has been officially unveiled by RIM, aimed at the more budget-conscious user. Its price is a relatively cheap £139.99 on pay as you go, or alternatively it will be available as a free handset on a £15-per-month contract from the Three network. The phone is likely to be available on other plans and networks in due course.

The handset’s key specs are a dedicated BBM key, a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, FM radio plus 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s a microSD card slot to bolster the internal 512MB of memory (to a maximum of 32GB) and a 1450mAh battery that RIM claims will last up to 18 days on standby.

If it does manage that single-charge a week battery life, it will probably be because the screen is on the small side, measuring just 2.44 inches. It’s not a touchscreen either and the resolution is 320×240 pixels. Under the screen is the familiar Curve-style physical QWERTY keyboard.

The phone runs on BlackBerry OS 7.1, while the BBM key on side of the handset will launch the Messenger application, which now includes Facebook and Twitter integration.

Its UK release date is reportedly May 14.

Via The Inquirer

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