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RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone

Yet another new BlackBerry is about to hit UK stores: Carphone Warehouse is set to start offering the BlackBerry Curve 8900 - also known as the Javelin - from December.

The business-focused smartphone has a Qwerty keypad, a 480x360-pixel colour screen and is a quad-band device. It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Bluetooth, GPRS and Edge, so you'll be able to get online and browse the web in almost any location. There's a 3.2Mp camera with flash and zoom - an improvement over the 2Mp camera of previous Curve handsets, but on a par with the latest BlackBerry Storm handset.

The interface will be the same as that on the latest BlackBerry models, first introduced on the BlackBerry Bold, but unlike iPhone-baiting BlackBerry Storm it will not be a touchscreen device.

In common with other BlackBerry devices it will offer push email and be able to synchronise with corporate email servers, support document attachments. Users will be able to open, view and save edited documents. BlackBerry Maps and GPS navigation functionality will also be included.

Pricing and an exact launch date for the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 has yet to be detailed - in fact RIM has yet to officially acknowledge the imminent launch of the handset in the UK, despite it being advertised on the Carphone Warehouse website. Its spokespeople are still officially referring to the Curve 8900 as "an unannounced product".

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 went onsale in Germany earlier this month.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone

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