T-Mobile to get BlackBerry Curve 3G September 8

T-Mobile has let slip that it plans to offer the BlackBerry Curve 3G for $80 on September 8.

BlackBerry Curve 3G in smoky violet
BlackBerry Curve 3G in smoky violet RIM

We knew the BlackBerry Curve 3G would be available from T-Mobile, but we didn't know when.  T-Mobile has announced via its Facebook page that it will begin offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G--also known as the Curve 9300--on September 8 for a very affordable $80 with a new two-year contract. The Curve 3G is an entry-level smartphone, but it does have 3G support. It's similar to the other Curve 8500 handsets as it has a 2-megapixel camera, 624MHz processor, 256MB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Though it ships with BlackBerry OS 5, you will be able to update it to OS 6 in the next few months. It will be available in smoky violet and graphite gray.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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