BlackBerry Curve 8900 headed to AT&T

AT&T confirms that it will bring the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 to its store shelves in early summer 2009.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 RIM

A lot of folks have been waiting for this (and by a lot of folks, I mean me), but on Monday, AT&T finally confirmed the upcoming availability of the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 for early summer.

AT&T's version is largely similar to the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900, which has been available since January 2009, sharing the same sleek design and features like integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

The main differences are, of course, in carrier services. The AT&T Curve 8900 allows for free Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 hot spots nationwide (fine print: provided you have a qualifying data plan) and supports AT&T Navigator (domestic and global) and Yellowpages.com.

Unfortunately, there's still no 3G love for the BlackBerry Curve 8900, so the bigger, badder RIM BlackBerry Bold holds the advantage there. No pricing was announced at this time, though we suspect it'll be around the same range ($199.99 with two-year contract) as the T-Mobile version.

(Full press release from AT&T)

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Bonnie Cha is chief correspondent for Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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