BlackBerry Gemini 9300, a 3G Curve 8900

The new handset looks much like its predecessor

By on 9 Feb 2009, 15:44 GMT
According to the latest news on the Web, the first BlackBerry Curve that would come to the market with 3G functionality will be called BlackBerry Gemini 9300. It seems that Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry, will release the 9300 Gemini as the successor of 8900, which is the latest handset launched by the maker.

Since the 9300 line of devices from RIM is endowed with 3G capabilities, Gemini won't come to break the tradition. However, the upcoming 3G Curve looks much like the 8900, and they differ only in that it will sport a larger screen with higher resolution support. In addition, the new device is also reported to bring an enhanced CPU, although it is yet uncertain whether it will be a more powerful one than the 624MHz processor included in Bold.

Similar to BlackBerry 8830, the new Gemini 9300 will also come in Silver. The keyboard of the new 3G Curve will be a little more rounded than that sported by the BlackBerry 8900, while the Send/End keys are also rounded and not flat on the sides. Overall, the styling of the device is similar to that featured by the 8900/Storm line.

When it comes to connectivity, the new handset will support quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, as well as tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. The phone is also expected to include Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, although they haven't been confirmed up to this point. The same applies to the details regarding its camera, yet it should be a 3.2-megapixel snapper, or even better.

No word on a possible release date has been said until now, although some voices over the Web suggest that we won't be able to see the device launched before the final quarter of this year, and it’s even possible to witness its release only at the beginning of 2010. Hopefully, more info will be made available in the near future, for it is a great thing to hear that RIM is readying more 3G-capable devices.

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