It's currently unclear whether the device's receiver will be locked for use only with the VZ Navigator service, or if it will be available to other applications as well.
More About The Blackberry Curve
The Curve is marketed heavily to consumers and individual purchasers, a departure from RIM's traditionally business-oriented sales. As such, the company emphasizes the multimedia capabilities of the device, as well as its 2 megapixel digital camera, an uncommon feature for a Blackberry.
The Curve also features a thumb keyboard, QVGA display, and Bluetooth 2.0.
Pricing And Availability
The device is expected to launch in May for $270 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. An additional $100 off will be given to those signing up for certain qualifying voice and data plans, bringing the device's lowest cost to $170 with new service.