RIM and Digital China Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8910 in China


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.