We've commented before that it says a lot about RIM's current plight that so few of the stories we write about the company these days have anything to do with actual devices.
Well, here's one: a prematurely published (and subsequently removed) coming soon page on T-Mobile has revealed that the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be joining the BB family here in the UK as soon as next month.
You'd think that with so little else going on before the BlackBerry 10 handsets start arriving in the second half of the year, RIM would be shouting even the most insignificant bit of new product news from the rooftops to make the most of it, but RIM appears to disagree.
The Curve 9320 isn't a complete secret – it featured in the leaked RIM roadmap we wrote about in January complete with fairly well detailed spec – but its maker has hardly made a big deal of its imminent arrival.
In fact, it's only thanks to a T-Mobile slip-up that we know it's coming next month at all. T-Mobile's coming soon page for the lesser-spotted handset made only a fleeting appearance online before being taken down again, but that was still more than enough time for the eager-eyed denizens of the web to capture the details for us to mull over at our leisure.
The T-Mobile listing talks of a full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad and 3.2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, while it also looks set to run BlackBerry OS 7.1, the latest (and likely final) update to the OS before BlackBerry 10 touches down.
Those details ring 100% true with what we gleaned from January's roadmap leak, so we'll assume the other info we heard back than is true too: a 2.44in 320 x 240 display and 512MB of RAM.
It all paints a picture of a decidedly low-end smartphone, which suggests one possible reason why RIM doesn't seem too bothered about making a big deal of its impending arrival. But that's only valid up to a point: after all, if the Curve 9320's own maker can't be bothered to talk about it, why should anyone else?
Via The Inquirer