Next-gen Curve pics leaked, we were right

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BlackBerry 8320Between today’s iPhone release à la Second Coming and a predictably stellar Q1 performance review by RIM, finding fresh news this morning has been tough. With some diligent forum lurking though, we’ve got a juicy tidbit from Pinstack’s hayden. Word has it a Wi-Fi capable BlackBerry 8320 will be hitting the streets in September on T-Mobile and packing a 3.2 megapixel camera akin to the rumored Pearl 2‘s.


# 3.2 megapixel camera (or better)
# Flash improvement and 6x digital zoom
# 3.5 mm Headset Jack
# External microSD slot
# Wi-Fi capable
# 64MB of memory
# Streaming media support
# 4.5 hours of talk time/17 days of standby
# Stereo Bluetooth
# Windows Media DRM & MTP
# Black or semi Black to be available at later date. (we were right! -ed.)
# Top and rear loudspeaker
# Motion Lock
# High speed USB
# Improved build quality

Streaming media support sounds pretty sexy, and with Jim Dog talking 3G for BlackBerry, it seems entirely feasible. DRM could be a point of contention, considering all of the iTunes issues as of late. If Windows Media can offer a robust enough DRM system to attract record labels while not pissing on end users, music on BlackBerrys could very well have a bright future.

  • Sean76

    Improved build quality would be a big step in the right direction. I returned my Curve because of various build quality issues, and some internal stuff as well. Second round is always better with most devices anyway!

  • Sean76

    Improved build quality would be a big step in the right direction. I returned my Curve because of various build quality issues, and some internal stuff as well. Second round is always better with most devices anyway!

  • Sean76

    Improved build quality would be a big step in the right direction. I returned my Curve because of various build quality issues, and some internal stuff as well. Second round is always better with most devices anyway!

  • JJLO

    Who else is getting this phone besides T-mo?

  • JJLO

    Who else is getting this phone besides T-mo?

  • http://www.strategicsecurityresource.com/ driften

    Most of the above jives with what I have heard. Its my understanding the camera will only be around 2MP. The phone should end up having UMA so it may end up working with the new @home service. That could be cool….

    I am looking forward to replacing my 8700g with this one! I am happy at least that they are rewarding us for waiting with WiFi.

  • http://www.strategicsecurityresource.com/ driften

    Most of the above jives with what I have heard. Its my understanding the camera will only be around 2MP. The phone should end up having UMA so it may end up working with the new @home service. That could be cool….

    I am looking forward to replacing my 8700g with this one! I am happy at least that they are rewarding us for waiting with WiFi.

  • http://www.yourcertified.com/ Akon

    Will this be coming out on Rogers at the same time?

  • http://www.yourcertified.com Akon

    Will this be coming out on Rogers at the same time?

  • Richard

    Any rumors on when Verizon will get the the Curve?

  • Richard

    Any rumors on when Verizon will get the the Curve?

  • conrad knowles

    requesting a quote on one Blackberry -Curve Phone
    Thanks,
    conrad

  • http://na conrad knowles

    requesting a quote on one Blackberry -Curve Phone
    Thanks,
    conrad

  • arbe

    Does any one know if the 8320 is going to have GPS? Just like the 8820 which has wifi and GPS, but its going to AT&T. T-Mobile is rumored to get the 8320 in Sep and the 8820 is rumored to come out early Aug. I would fig it would have same functions if not better.

  • arbe

    Does any one know if the 8320 is going to have GPS? Just like the 8820 which has wifi and GPS, but its going to AT&T. T-Mobile is rumored to get the 8320 in Sep and the 8820 is rumored to come out early Aug. I would fig it would have same functions if not better.

  • sTYZ

    The 8320 will not be released to rogers. EVER! Which is good because i wanted a phone that no one will have in my area :) Also i was told that the camera is a 2MP not 3.2MP.

  • sTYZ

    The 8320 will not be released to rogers. EVER! Which is good because i wanted a phone that no one will have in my area :) Also i was told that the camera is a 2MP not 3.2MP.