Exclusive: The Black Curve is the Rogers BlackBerry 8310

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.

Click on the images for a larger version!!

Posted by Douglas Soltys in News, Rumors

Comments [8 Responses]

Black Curve 8310 - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community
August 9th, 2007 at 5:53 am

[...] Black Curve 8310 - Today, 05:53 AM Not sure everyone saw this - looks like the black curve will be going to Rogers this fall/winter. ARG! When is it coming to AT&T!? Exclusive: The Black Curve is the Rogers BlackBerry 8310 | BlackBerry Cool [...]

Details on new BlackBerrys and OS 4.3 leaked | BlackBerry Cool
August 9th, 2007 at 1:42 pm

[...] already know. The Wi-Fied BlackBerry 8820 recently announced in Spain, the GPS BlackBerry 8310 also spotted recently, the BlackBerry 8320 rumored previously, and the Pearl 2 have all had some specs leaked alongside [...]

BlackBerry Cool
August 9th, 2007 at 3:02 pm

The BlackBerry 8830 is looking like it’s going to be the behemoth packing everything. Besides, there are a lot of lighter users who don’t want to pay for features they won’t use - I imagine your average consumer wouldn’t know what to do with GPS.

Anthony Cecil
January 6th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

How much i want one

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