BlackBerry Curve 8980: Curve 8900 Successor Better Than Bold 9700, 9780?

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For those of you who were introduced to the BlackBerry with the Curve 8900 series, excluding that of the 8500 and 3G series — you have never really had a true successor. Enter the BlackBerry Curve 8980 with significant changes that bring it up to speed with the business-classed Bold series.

Straight up, the QVGA display and 3.2 megapixel camera with flash borrow what they did with the Bold 9780 or Curve 8900, add an optical-pad to the mix and you are looking at the new Curve 8980.

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The latest model has just got FCC approval which means that we should see it released very soon, although a release date has yet to be set. I don’t think you will see the Curve this side of the year, so a 2011 release is more likely.

But there is one worrying aspect about this device that may bring it down a peg or two. It’s fitted with EDGE-only, which means it follows in the footsteps of the Curve of old. Where’s the 3G. RIM?

Source: Engadget