Early this summer, Research in Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Curve. Today it is introducing a new version of this device with a built-in GPS receiver.
Both of these are called the Curve, but original model has the product number 8300, while the new one is the 8310. Aside from the addition of a GPS receiver, the new version is essentially identical to its sister model.
BlackBerry Curve 8310
The 8310 is being launched today by Vodafone in Germany for 100 Euro, who is bundling its Navigator software with this smartphone.
RIM is not saying when, or if, any other carriers will be offering this device.
The 8300 version without the GPS receiver has been available from AT&T since late May.
More About the BlackBerry Curve
The Curve has a built-in QWERTY/QWERTZ keyboard and a 320-by-240-pixel (QVGA) display.
RIM is positioning the Curve as a device for consumers, and so it playing up its multimedia capabilities. This device has a microSD card slot for additional storage, especially of audio and video files.
It has a built-in 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and a trackball in place of a scrollwheel or D-pad.
The Curve is a quad-band GSM phone with GPRS and EDGE. It does not have 3G support.
More information on this BlackBerry can be found on RIM's web site.