BlackBerry Curve 9380 announced, the first ever Curve with a touchscreen

BlackBerry Curve 9380 announced, the first ever Curve with a touchscreen
RIM has been embracing the inevitable this year, and outed touchscreen-equipped handsets with the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. Now it has gone in on its budget Curve series as well - RIM just announced the BlackBerry Curve 9380, which is the first ever Curve with a capacitive touch display.

The handset features a 3.2" display with 360x480 pixels, an 800MHz processor and a 5MP camera with flash and 720p HD video recording. Of course, onboard are BBM and all the usual BlackBerry software security features, that have made RIM's devices a favorite for enterprises and government agencies.

Asked about the ho-hum screen resolution, Carlo Chiarello, RIM's SVP of Handheld Product Management noted that it introduces some "tiering" among devices with the BlackBerry 7 OS, and has to do with tradeoffs between resolution and LCD quality.


The BlackBerry Curve 9830 will be hitting select carriers in the coming weeks, but it was not announced which exactly at this point, or how much it would cost.



source: RIM & CNETAsia

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