Exclusive: What is the Black Curve?

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However, BBCool HQ doesn’t think either of these explanations are the case. It doesn’t stand to reason that the Black Curve is an older dev model of the 8300 simply due to timing and availability. The BlackBerry Curve is already out on Rogers and AT&T, so the appearance of pre-final devices at this time doesn’t make any sense. Also, if it were a pre-final version of the Curve, we would have seen it by now. This indicates that the Black Curve is likely a new device.

White BlackBerry PearlSo how about a different colored variant of the original Curve, then? This is much more likely, but we’re still not biting. If it were simply a “re-skined” version of the Curve for a new carrier (like T-Mobile, for instance), neither RIM or that carrier would be sending that device around for testing, because it would not feature different specs than the original Curve — it would be a redundant and unnecessary act. Also, while there is a Black Pearl, it doesn’t seem likely that one of the colored variants to be released for the Curve would be black; they’re far more likely to be colors that endear themselves to the hearts of the average consumer – like the white and (shudder) red Pearls. It really only makes sense to release a dull, dreary, Black Curve if the device was being designed for the dull dreary enterprise world (sorry, guys). This would likely necessitate new functionality to make it worthwhile over the standard BlackBerry 8800.

Aha! Here we have it: an enterprise-focused Black Curve, with new functionality (like Wi-Fi or GPS perhaps?) and probably no camera — the perfect sister device to the BlackBerry 8800. This makes even more sense when you consider how much talk RIM has made about Wi-Fi’d devices by the end of the year, and their “3 surprises“. Also, the company in question that let slip about the Black Curve deals solely in enterprise-specific solutions, and would definitely need a Wi-Fi’d Curve sooner than most other Alliance members to make sure products can be delivered by the end of the year, which could explain why most other informants we’ve talked to at Alliance member companies knew nothing about the device.

Admittedly, we’ve jumped a long way from the original question that got us here: “have you seen the Black Curve?”, but our conjecture seems to fall nicely into place. Whether or not we’re right is another story. Hey, Boy Genius, can you help us out here?

Post a comment and let us know what you think about the Black Curve.

  • crow

    8310?! With gps…

  • crow

    8310?! With gps…

  • Terry Davis

    I saw this teaser of a photo on Blackberryforums.com…and I think the black phone looks amazingly hot!!! I want one in the worst way…

    And…if it was a “corporate version” with no camera…all the better. WiFi and HDSPA is cool too…but not a must for me at least.

    Very sexy device…I’ll have one when/if it’s released.

    -Terry

  • Terry Davis

    I saw this teaser of a photo on Blackberryforums.com…and I think the black phone looks amazingly hot!!! I want one in the worst way…

    And…if it was a “corporate version” with no camera…all the better. WiFi and HDSPA is cool too…but not a must for me at least.

    Very sexy device…I’ll have one when/if it’s released.

    -Terry

  • Ryan Schmidt

    Just tell me it’s going to be coming to Verizon so I can stop caring about the iPhone! PLEASE!

  • Ryan Schmidt

    Just tell me it’s going to be coming to Verizon so I can stop caring about the iPhone! PLEASE!

  • Me

    Seriously, does anyone know if the curve will be out for T-mobile!!??

  • Me

    Seriously, does anyone know if the curve will be out for T-mobile!!??

  • jwheels

    The Black Curve is the Next to come out CDMA Sprint World Curve. Who would have thought Sprint gets the best looking Curve IMMEDIATELY after the 90 day Cingy exclusive?

  • jwheels

    The Black Curve is the Next to come out CDMA Sprint World Curve. Who would have thought Sprint gets the best looking Curve IMMEDIATELY after the 90 day Cingy exclusive?

  • obrian

    when does this phone come out so i can buy it

  • obrian

    when does this phone come out so i can buy it

  • g4x4

    Would be nice to have it in PURPLE too!!

  • http://none g4x4

    Would be nice to have it in PURPLE too!!

  • kanine

    When in the “heck” is T-Mobile getting any type of Curve ?

  • kanine

    When in the “heck” is T-Mobile getting any type of Curve ?

  • Jim

    The Curve is suppose to be coming to T-Moble once the 91-day exclusive for AT&T is up end of Aug.

  • Jim

    The Curve is suppose to be coming to T-Moble once the 91-day exclusive for AT&T is up end of Aug.

  • Jim

    The Curve is suppose to be coming to T-Moble once the 91-day exclusive for AT&T is up end of Aug.

  • Jim

    The Curve is suppose to be coming to T-Moble once the 91-day exclusive for AT&T is up end of Aug.

  • Jim

    The Curve is suppose to be coming to T-Moble once the 91-day exclusive for AT&T is up end of Aug.

  • Michelle Valenzuela

    I definitely think there should be a black curve!!!! It would look so sleek and chic! Do it please!

  • Michelle Valenzuela

    I definitely think there should be a black curve!!!! It would look so sleek and chic! Do it please!

  • danielle

    i really wish they would make a black-colored curve. for the longest time, i thought they had one because if you go to http://www.blackberrycurve.com (the OFFICIAL site) on the front page right next to the image of the curve there are four colored boxes: silver, black, gold, and red.
    when you click on a color, the phone changes to that color. so for me it made sense that those were the colors the curve was available in.

  • danielle

    i really wish they would make a black-colored curve. for the longest time, i thought they had one because if you go to http://www.blackberrycurve.com (the OFFICIAL site) on the front page right next to the image of the curve there are four colored boxes: silver, black, gold, and red.
    when you click on a color, the phone changes to that color. so for me it made sense that those were the colors the curve was available in.

  • Lucah76

    danielle…that black colored box on the site is apparently Titanium. I had a couple of day long discussion on a forum about that. I thought it was black too, but apparently I was wrong.

  • Lucah76

    danielle…that black colored box on the site is apparently Titanium. I had a couple of day long discussion on a forum about that. I thought it was black too, but apparently I was wrong.

  • Taz

    Hey,Im not a business person or anything like that. But trust me the Black Curve looks gorgeous and I will do what ever I can to get my hands on one whe n if ever it is released. It would be awesome if it had extra functionality like 3G or Wifi, do you know what I mean!

  • Taz

    Hey,Im not a business person or anything like that. But trust me the Black Curve looks gorgeous and I will do what ever I can to get my hands on one whe n if ever it is released. It would be awesome if it had extra functionality like 3G or Wifi, do you know what I mean!

  • Hailey

    It’s true, i’m getting mine tommorow!

  • Hailey

    It’s true, i’m getting mine tommorow!

  • jordan taylor

    and the blackberry bold?

  • jordan taylor

    and the blackberry bold?