Verizon Prepping BlackBerry Curve2 for the Holidays

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Verizon Wireless is apparently going to release a model from the BlackBerry Curve 8500 series in time for the holiday shopping season. This is an updated version of one of RIM’s most popular consumer-oriented smartphones.

BlackBerry Curve2 for VerizonA product catalog meant only for for Verizon employees has leaked to the public. Most of the products on it are already available, but there’s one notable exception: a device being called the Blackberry Curve2.

Few details are given, aside from the fact that this device will sport Wi-Fi and come with social-networking apps like Facebook and Flikr.

Looks Familiar
Although the Verizon flier doesn’t specifically say so, the image shown is of a BlackBerry Curve 8500 series model. There was also an earlier rumor that this carrier would be getting a device from this series.

Earlier this year, RIM updated the venerable Curve series with the latest software and a new design. It runs BlackBerry OS 5.0, and has a QVGA display above a QWERTY keyboard. Between these two is an optical trackpad in place of a trackball or D-pad.

Verizon’s version is expected to have support this carrier’s mobile broadband service, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth.

Pricing & Availability?
Exactly when Verizon will release the BlackBerry Curve2 is not yet known, nor is the price it will charge. However, this device is expected to be a relatively inexpensive model in Verizon’s offerings.

Those who are interested in this model don’t have to wait: T-Mobile USA launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 this summer.

Source: BGR




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