Is this the next-gen BlackBerry Curve?
The leaked photo shows that this device closely resembles the style of past iterations of RIM’s popular smartphone, but the word is this version will pack more of a punch.
Now take all of these specifications with a grain of salt, given that nothing about this phone is official. Running the show apparently is BlackBerry OS 6.1. Furthermore, it is said to have 512 MB of RAM. Processing speed remains a mystery, but the screen resolution is also rumored to be getting an upgrade over the current model, possibly in the range of 480x360. If there is any truth to that screen resolution it would definitely be an improvement, albeit one that falls short of the smartphone heavyweights of the world.
After you check out the photo tell us what you think in the comments below.
source: N4BB via Mobile Crunch
1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
...yeah, i can't see it, i just see a Blackberry.
8. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Its Blackberrys trademark. They have had some small asthtic changes the last few years though. All the anroid and iphones have the same basic candybar shape with small asthetic differences. How is Blackberry any different????
9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the only other popular phones you could compare that to is the iPhone and the Droid. i may not be able to say this for Apple (but frankly i feel the same about them as i do RIM) but Android form factors are diverse and if i ever want to upgrade to another phone on the platform i can get something new and refreshing, not just the same thing time and time again. that's boring.
4. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Whats new with this Blackberry from every other Blackberry in the last 3years?
7. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Specs.(the article discusses them, the current blackberry for t mobile has a much faster processor, better screen and camera )Just because the phone has the same form factor doesnt mean its not better. I dont get all the android and iphone fanboys. They constantly rip on blackberry for using the same form factor yet all the smartphones today use the exact same candybar form factor (sliders and non sliders)with some minute asthetic changes. I dont get all the negativity for Blackberry. This is their trademark look. I dont see how it is any worse than candybar style smartphones.
10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i agree! there should be more hourglass shaped phones! i'm a man that likes his phone just like he likes his women!
obviously the "candybar" style form factor is the most efficient form factor to use for a mobile phone, what we Android users don't appreciate about Blackberries is they use the same design for all of their phones! we have a multitude of different kinds of phones from different manufacturers with sliding keyboards, kick stands, the blackberry keyboard, you name it.
12. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Only one company makes a blackberry. They have done the torch and made changes to the original model. BUT YES the basic shape is still there.
The android is not a make of phone but an operating system with many different companies producing phones on that OS platform. BUTseveral all are starting to look the same. Same rounded corners, same candy bar style, most of them come in black. At least BB has its own form factor.
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i didn't say Android made the phones, my point was Android users have the benefit of different design elements from many different manufacturers. consistency isn't always the way to go in design and in this case it's getting old. RIM's entire line-up for the last..well forever has consisted of devices with the same form factor with minor differences between them but they need to get different form factors out there so if they do ever do something notable with their operating system then they can attract more customers.
11. jtalker1965 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2009)
OUT DATED, What do you drive, Would you keep buying the same car if every model looked the sam on the out side? NOPE!! I had a Sorm 1 and loved it. But after three years and the last updae was 18 months ago and then the lack of a new Storm 3 or anything close to keeping up with Android. Why would one get excited?
It's there trade mark look? WOW Nike would never have lasted that long wih out new look and styles. Good luck with your old out dated BB
13. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
NIke still has a distinct look. Blackberry have done a couple different form factors(torch,pearl) but the one that is most popular is the classic look. It has been updated. Maybe not significantly but updated all the same. If it aint broke dont fix it. As for what I drive. After years of driving sports cars, I decided to get something more dependable. A Ford Ranger.(You probably arent surprised) Yup a vehicle that had the same body style for 12 years. A tested vehicle that has proved itself. ZERO problems with it in the 3 years I have had it.(brakes are still going strong after 40,000 mi) Cant say that about any of the more expensive sports cars I had over the years.
Out of all the phones I have researched the Blackberry seems to have the least problems and great battery life.
15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
we're not saying there's anything wrong about Blackberry for the people that like it for whatever reason like yourself, just that they're not "wowing" any of us Android users that they'd probably like to sell a Blackberry to.
17. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Fair enough. Unfortunately many seem to think because a Blackberry doesnt do what an android does, its on its way out. I beg to differ. Its cool though.
5. j.j. brennan (unregistered)
i thought the blackberry apollo was the next blackberry curve.
6. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Any word on when it will come out?....If I get it, it will be my fourth curve. BTW I really dig the 9330 especially with Blackberry 6. It has alot more power and seems to be built better than the 85XX.
16. woodrow (unregistered)
Blackberry is proven yet to not fail don't forget they were first a business phone not for everyday users.so far i have had a blackberry for about 8 yrs.and everyone i have owned has been great.You don't compare cadillac to bmw so with that said when u get android be prepared to pay extra fees for 4g that most areas don't have yet,and just paying for a lot other extras.
18. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Agreed. They have great battery life and not nearly as much software issues as all the android phones. I have tried two android so far, while fun to play with, they were very buggy, major data hogs and horrible battery life. Blackberry hasnt these issues.(at least not to a degree where you are constantly monitoring your phone)