BlackBerry Curve 9320 looks to bag the bottom-end budget smartphone market

BlackBerry Curve 9320 looks to bag the bottom-end budget phone market

Fast-fading smartphone stars RIM have announced their new BlackBerry Curve 9320, a budget priced handset for the low cost crowd.

BlackBerry Curve 9320 looks to bag the bottom-end budget smartphone market

The handset follows the traditional – and rather smart – Blackberry lines, with a physical keypad and a 2.44-inch (non-touch) screen, which can only mjuster up a laughably antique 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Things are similarly frugal inside, with just 512MB of internal memory (which can at least be boosted via the microSD slot), with the phone running the BB OS 7.1 with a 3.2-megapixel shooter on the back.

There’s 3G and Wi-Fi onboard – still something of a novelty for BlackBerry Curve phones – and a dedicated BBM key for keeping ‘socially connected’ and planning riots.

You can also follow the action via the handset’s built-in FM radio, a feature that has finally landed on Blackberry phones about a decade after everyone else.

Long battery

With its teensy weensy screen, it’s no surprise to see RIM bragging about the Curve’s ‘supercharged’ battery life, with the 1450mAh battery offering up to 18 days of standby time.

With its rollcall of bottom end specs, the handset has a cheapo price tag to match, with £139.99 bagging a 9320 on PAYG, or you can get entwined in a contract with Three and get the phone for free on £15 per month.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 should be quietly shuffling into stores from May 14.

BlackBerry Curve 9320 looks to bag the bottom-end budget smartphone market

Specs:

General
Network GSM
Style Bar
Dimensions 106 x 60 x 12.7 mm
Battery Type Included

Display
Display Colors 65K Colors, TFT
Display Resolution 320 x 240 Pixels, 2.44″

Memory
Memory InBuilt 512 MB RAM + ROM Memory
Extended MicroSD upto 32 GB

Messaging
MS Yes
MMS Yes
Email Yes
Push Mail No

Camera
Camera Yes Mega Pixels 3.2 MP, 2048 x 1536 Pixels
Camera Zoom 4x Digital Zoom with LED Flash
Video Capture MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Connectivity
Ports USB Port 2.0
Infrared No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
A2DP Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Internet GPRS, HTML

Entertainment
Music Player MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, Flac
Ring Tones Polyphonic, MP3, AMR, WAV, MIDI
Loud Speaker Yes

Technology
3G HSDPA upto 7.2 Mbps;
HSUPA upto 5.76 Mbps
OS BlackBerry OS v7.1 Interface Touch-Sensitive
Optical Trackpad
Dual Sim No
QWERTY Yes

Network
Operating Frequency Quad-band GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz GPS A-GPS

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