Only three days ago RIM announced some devices, and already the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is available from Telus in Canada for $49.99 on a three-year contract.
The BlackBerry 9360 is RIM’s latest entry-level offering, and which means there are a few sacrifices to be made. The 2.4-inch 480 x 360 non-touch display, 512 MB of RAM and 800 MHz processor are all lower-end than any of the newer BlackBerry devices coming out, but that’s a decent step up from the last generation of phones. Besides, it still has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and runs the same OS 7 software, which includes a new graphical rendering engine, voice-activated universal search, and support for augmented reality and 3D applications. It does have the bonus of near-field communications, although carriers are able to lock that feature out in the software, and Telus hasn’t said a peep about it being included here.
You can snag the new BlackBerry Curve over here in the online store, but if this isn’t your cup of tea, Telus should be launching the Torch 9860 around the end of the month, and they’re already offering the Bold 9900 and Torch 9810.