RIM and Digital China Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8910 in China

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RIM has launched the BlackBerry Curve 8910 in China in partnership with Digital China. We have seen lots of pics of the 8910 in the past with a trackpad, but a picture from the press event reveals the device with a trackball. Some weeks ago, we saw a spec sheet saying that trackball versus trackpad navigation was yet to be decided, and it seems they’ve gone with the trackball decision. It could be that a trackball lowers the price point, which is crucial for selling devices in a developing nation. Whatever the reason, it’s good to see BlackBerry hitting the Chinese market and it will be interesting to see how well they sell. There are a lot of gray market ripoffs in China, but the real deal is sure to be a success. Click through after the jump for more launch event and device pics courtesy of BerryTimes.cn as well as specs.

Specs of the BlackBerry 8910 include:

  • Built-in GPS for location-based applications
  • Bluetooth® (2.0)
  • 512 MHz processor
  • 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeter
  • 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 resolution)
  • Preloaded with DataViz® Documents to Go® software suite.
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with variable zoom, auto focus, and flash
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • Support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP)
  • Dedicated volume controls
  • microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB cards
  • Quad-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

Read the full press release from RIM.