The Jibinator has some tasty new info on an upcoming BlackBerry 8330 model. The biggest surprise is that we won’t be seeing GPS right away on this future Curve variant, but rather a World Edition treatment on the 8300. Such a dual-mode GSM/CDMA Curve would eventually work its way to Verizon, Sprint and Telus. Based on his tip, Jibi’s put together a handy mock-up of BlackBerry model conventions.
81xx: SureType consumer device; camera-enabled
83xx: QWERTY consumer device; camera-enabled
88xx: QWERTY business device; no camera, GPS-enabled
xx00: GSM device
xx10: GSM device; step-sibling upgrade of xx00 (Pearl and Curve only)
xx20: GSM+Wi-Fi device
xx30: CDMA/EVDO+GSM device
What I’d like to know is where (or if) GPS fits into that scheme.