Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the new BlackBerry Curve 3G, an addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. The BlackBerry Curve 3G supports high-speed 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone features a full-QWERTY keyboard for fast, accurate typing, optical trackpad for fluid navigation, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as dedicated media keys, so users can access their tunes while on the go. The smartphone also features a camera that can record video and a microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage. Support for 3G networks gives users the ability to talk on the phone while they browse the web, instant message with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) or share their location with friends on popular social networking sites.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G ships with BlackBerry 5 and is BlackBerry 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones that was announced last week. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, subject to carrier certifications, in the coming months.

The new BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone (model 9300) will be available from various carriers and distribution partners around the world beginning in August. Check with local carriers for details about availability and pricin

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