1. tato22's Avatar
    Many of you will recognize the Blackberry pictured above as the Blackberry Javelin. Others will recognize it as the Blackberry York, or the 8900. Those that have been watching our Upcoming Phones page will recognize this phone as the upcoming T-Mobile Curve II. That is right T-Mobile Blackberry lovers, may we present you with the harder, better, faster, stronger version of the T-Mobile Curve, coming to T-Mobile USA soon. According to CrackBerry, here are the Curve II specs:

    Quad-band radios: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (no 3G)
    Wi-Fi b/g with UMA + GPS in one
    OS 4.6.1, featuring Safe Mode start up
    480 by 360 high-res HVGA+ display
    512 MHz Processor
    256 MB onboard flash memory (more room for apps)
    Hot-swappable microSD slot - located under the battery door
    3.2MP camera, includes auto-focus
    Glass cover - one piece glass cover will house the camera and flash, providing a very polished look and feel
    Micro USB charging/syncing port, w/ high speed data
    Dedicated Lock Button - will allow easy access to lock / hold the device when not using a holster
    Sweet Spot narrow keypad
    Battery Cover features a new easy to use, latch mechanism
    According to BlackBerry News, the Javelin Curve II will feature an atomic trackball, which is said to to be silky smooth and its new design stops dust, dirt, and debris from impacting the performance of the trackball. Excited yet? We are. BlackBerry News also reported that they are expecting a November release. While our sources are pointing at a Q1 2009 release, were hoping that the device will be pushed up. BlackBerry News has also confirmed that the Blackberry Bold will NOT be coming to T-Mobile USA, we are sorry to all of you T-Mobile Bold hopefuls out there. Our friends at CrackBerry got their hands on the Blackberry 8900, and did an extensive review. If you think the Curve II is exciting, wait until you see the Shadow II and the Dash II! Stay tuned for more!
    Photo Credit: Crackberry.com
    09-30-08 02:12 AM
  2. tato22's Avatar
    see it says no bold for t mobile
    09-30-08 02:13 AM
  3. tato22's Avatar
    read ppl dale
    09-30-08 10:18 AM
  4. bmcclure937's Avatar
    Thanks, there are already plenty of threads on this...and a simple link to the article, instead of a cluttered post, would have been much better
    09-30-08 10:20 AM
  5. MD-Dave's Avatar
    Forgive the silly question but how is the Media Card Hot Swappable if it is under the battery? Doesn't removing the battery shut down the device? If so, that ain't so hot.

    Hot-swappable microSD slot - located under the battery door
    09-30-08 12:21 PM
  6. benzworm's Avatar
    Forgive the silly question but how is the Media Card Hot Swappable if it is under the battery? Doesn't removing the battery shut down the device? If so, that ain't so hot.

    Hot-swappable microSD slot - located under the battery door
    it might be like how the 8800 is, the mem card might be under the battery dorr, but not under the battery...
    09-30-08 12:25 PM
  7. MD-Dave's Avatar
    Ahh. I had not seen that. My Curve has it under the battery so I assumed that was what they meant. My bad.
    09-30-08 12:32 PM
  8. benzworm's Avatar
    i havent seen and 'under the battery door' pics so im not sure... ill see what i can dig up or ya!
    09-30-08 12:34 PM
  9. benzworm's Avatar
    see, the mem card is no where near under the battery!


    09-30-08 12:42 PM
  10. ricky99797's Avatar
    im buying this thing.
    i hope tmo doesnt charge over 300 for this.
    09-30-08 12:44 PM
  11. benzworm's Avatar
    im buying this thing.
    i hope tmo doesnt charge over 300 for this.

    well the 8220 is the base-ish model and it is $349.99 so i'd figure it around $449.99....
    09-30-08 12:47 PM
  12. ricky99797's Avatar
    well the 8220 is the base-ish model and it is $349.99 so i'd figure it around $449.99....
    Yeah but the curve is $199 and blows away the 8220 in performance and features.
    So lets hope
    09-30-08 12:48 PM
  13. MD-Dave's Avatar
    @benzworm - Thanks for the pic! That clears it up for me.
    09-30-08 12:50 PM
  14. Seabreeze's Avatar
    Thanks for pic and info
    09-30-08 12:51 PM
  15. benzworm's Avatar
    Yeah but the curve is $199 and blows away the 8220 in performance and features.
    So lets hope
    that is $199 with a 2 year contract... im talking about MSRP
    09-30-08 12:56 PM
  16. benzworm's Avatar
    Thanks for pic and info
    @benzworm - Thanks for the pic! That clears it up for me.

    no prob guys!
    09-30-08 12:57 PM
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