Aah, sweet vindication. We took a lot of flack from the BlackBerry community when we posted an editorial about the Black Curve, a mysterious device that we had heard whispers about from some of our more favored insiders. People thought it was a bunch of hogwash designed to drum up traffic. Well, thanks to “RogersDude69″ we’ve finally been sent photo evidence that it does exist.
The ‘Dude tolds us that the Black Curve shown to the left is an unbranded Rogers BlackBerry 8310 (hooray GPS!). He also told us that this black variant of the Papa Bear will also not be hitting Rogers until after September. Apparently, Rogers took one on the chin from RIM for under-promoting the BlackBerry Curve in favor of the BlackBerry 8800. The Curve still ended up performing beyond expectations, however, while the 8800’s performance was lackluster. Rogers doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice and is going to heavily promote the device. Why so long a wait, then? Because Rogers doesn’t want a BlackBerry 8310 launch to muddle the upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 2 launch, which is set for mid-September on AT&T, and will surely follow shortly after on Rogers. Looks like the Black Curve is going to end up being a wintertime treat!
Now before you check out the cool pics after the jump, chew on this question: what does an impending BlackBerry 8310 launch on Rogers do to Canada’s chance of seeing the BlackBerry 8320? Our answer: probably kills it, considering Rogers was never a big fan of their client-base using Wi-Fi anyways.
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