BlackBerry Curve 9320 — cheap but flashy

BlackBerry today announced the release of the Curve 9320 and 9220, more of the same but with a dedicated BBM button. Take a gander:

BB curve 9320 BBM button

There are other features as well. OS 7.1 makes its debut on the BlackBerry Curve range. It hasn’t been the most well-received OS, but it’ll do in a pinch. RIM also throws in an FM radio (you know, for the kids) a “long lasting battery” even on 3G or 2G connections and a mobile hotspot feature. Whatever, do the 9320 and 9220 Curves bring anything truly unique to the party? What’s this about Social Feed 2.0 we hear?

It’s a pretty boring addition in our opinion. Social Feed 2.0 let’s users post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously. Ever wanted to bore people on Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and BBM at the same time? Social Feed 2.0 is your answer. With a 3.2 and 2-megapixel camera in the 9320 and 9220 respectively, don’t expect the best in terms of photographic happiness.

The official BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 site is live, so read up about it and decide if these basic smartphones (priced at roughly US$200) are worth your precious ducats.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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