Introducing… The BlackBerry Curve (Updated)

That’s right, it looks as though the Pearl will no longer be RIM’s only consumer branded device. The merry men over at the Boy Genius Report have revealed that RIM’s recently purchased domain now redirects to, indicating that will be the new name for the device.

The BG crew is also predicting we’ll see an official announcement about the device at WES. As always, BBCool will be there to give you the straight goods. Until then, post a comment and tell us what you think about the name; the staff here remains largely undecided.

Update: BG is giving his stamp of confirmation that the Curve will be announced at WES next week, and most likely coming to AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers in May. Whew! Also, RIM has stopped the redirect from to Oh those crazy kids in Waterloo: always one step ahead of the game!

Posted by Douglas Soltys in News, Rumors

Comments [8 Responses]

May 2nd, 2007 at 2:26 pm

You know, in the end, does it really matter what they call the thing? I really don’t believe that anyone is going to try a Berry based on the name alone. They could call it the Blackberry Steaming Pile of Dung and all of us addicts would buy the device and call it the Blackberry SPD and be happy. I don’t think some non-Berry user would hear Blackberry Curve or Pearl and say to themselves, “Ooh, I am buying that phone because that name rocks!”

the Tailored Geek » Blog Archive »
May 2nd, 2007 at 5:42 pm

[...] Well as I had blogged a couple weeks ago it would definitely appear that the consumer version of the BlackBerry 8300 will come to fruition. Reported today by the Boy Genius Report and BlackBerry Cool it looks like the BlackBerry Curve will be the consumer counterpart to the BlackBerry Pearl. Further confirmation could be RIM’s registration of and [...]

BlackBerryCool » Curve officially announced
May 3rd, 2007 at 8:18 am

[...] The BlackBerry 8300 has officially been announced by RIM today, after much domain name speculation yesterday. The big news for this sucker is 2 megapixel camera with integrated flash and a “next generation” media player put together by Roxio. A microSD expansion slot will be included, which should be a given for something sporting MP3, camera and full-screen video support. AT&T will be carrying the Curve this spring (and T-Mobile according to BGR), with many more carriers sure to follow. This thing is a solid follow-up to Pearl’s initial foray into the consumer world, and will be making some big waves. Full specs and features behind the jump. [...]

Pearl 2 hints and guesswork | BlackBerry Cool
June 11th, 2007 at 7:27 am

[...] Our buddy Jibi posted some Pearl 2 speculations on BGR over the weekend, stemming from some domain sleuthing akin to the Curve situation. Model numbers 8110, 8120, and 8130 are all on the plate, and Jibi’s guessing that the 8110 will be a Pearl with an upgraded camera but no Wi-Fi, and the 8130 will be a Wi-Fi Pearl plus CDMA world phone action. As for the 8120, we’re looking at UMA (which is supposed to be called GAN, apparently), released with OS 4.3.0 and timed with T-Mobile’s other Wi-Fi handoff devices. All sounds like some pretty reasonable predictions - only time will tell if they hold. [...]

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