Next-gen Curve pics leaked, we were right

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.


Posted by Simon Sage in News, Rumors

Comments [18 Responses]

The Ol' switcheroo ! - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
June 29th, 2007 at 10:30 am

[...] and it’d been over a year since I got a new Berry. So far so good and even seeing the report on the T-Mob 8320 didn’t affect me. So far I love the 8300! Attached [...]

JJLO
June 29th, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Who else is getting this phone besides T-mo?

driften
June 29th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

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.

Akon
June 30th, 2007 at 9:15 am

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

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July 3rd, 2007 at 8:24 am

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July 9th, 2007 at 7:59 am

[...] this is a little twist we didn’t see coming. Everyone was looking to the Komet or the 8320 for our first release of BlackBerry Wi-Fi goodness, but the FCC has recently approved an 88XX [...]

conrad knowles
July 19th, 2007 at 12:44 am

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

sTYZ
September 8th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

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.

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May 18th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

[...] RIM.   Blackberry Coolhas release a rumored story that in September TMobile will be releasing a “Curve 2″ the Blackberry 8320.  Rumored to have a 3.2 mp camera and Wi-Fi.  Also the new Blackberry Pearl, or pearl 2, is [...]

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