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So yet another BlackBerry device gets an early hands-on ahead of its official launch. This time it is the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9370 which is codenamed Apollo. The video shows in detail the dimensions of the new device along with its software. The whole video is in Vietnamese and we don’t understand the comments made in the clip.
More photos after the break.
This year BlackBerry is offering a new range of BlackBerry devices which closes the gap with its smart phone rivals. A few weeks ago, they have revealed the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 with a high resolution touch screen and it is the slimmest BlackBerry design ever.
The next anticipated device is the BlackBerry Curve replacement. Earlier rumours suggested that the new Curve could be an all touch screen design like the Storm but the recent demo videos posted by CrackBerry revealed otherwise.
The Curve replacement maintains its similar QWERTY on candybar design with slight changes to make it look more sleeker. Considering the new Bold is slimmer, the Curve is expected to lose a few mm off its thickness. Like the Bold Touch 9900, it runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS.
In terms of specs, it was earlier speculated to be running on a 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM. The screen unlike the new Bold is still non-touch but pushes a higher 480×360 pixels. With these videos out, the new Curve is expected to be launched pretty soon.
Check out the rest of the videos after the break.
Looks like the winds of change are blowing hard at RIM headquarters and what you’re looking at here is the effect of that change. This is purportedly a full touchscreen BlackBerry device that is set to take a place next to the BlackBerry Curve as an entry-level offering from RIM. Bucking the trend, the unofficially named BlackBerry Curve Touch (codenamed Malibu) will have no physical QWERTY keyboard and is slated to be released towards the end of this year or early 2012.
Unconfirmed specs include:
Yes, its listed as CDMA for now but it is not wrong to assume that a GSM version will also be in the works. It only makes sense for RIM who’s major market lies in the predominantly GSM regions like Indonesia and India.
BlackBerry fans have always said that the major attraction to BlackBerrys have been the trademark physical QWERTY keyboard. It’s no surprise then that RIM’s first attempt at a touchscreen only device — the Storm — was a flop, but with the optimised BlackBerry 6 OS, will this rumoured all-touch BlackBerry win any fans?
We’ll just have to wait and see. What are your thought?
While its PlayBook tablet has been getting all the limelight of late, it is definitely not the only device that’s getting all the attention at RIM. The makers of BlackBerry phones are also working on updated versions of the Curve, Bold and Torch line of phones and the first initial pictures along with preliminary specs have been leaked to the public.
Find out the specifications of these devices right after the jump.