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T-Mobile's RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 review

CNET takes a hands-on look at the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone for T-Mobile.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

T-Mobile teased us at CES 2009 by introducing the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 but denying us any details on its availability date and pricing. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait too long as the carrier released the final details on Tuesday night.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available now to business customers and will be available to everyone else on February 11 with a price tag of $199 with a two-year contract. It replaces the BlackBerry Curve 8300 series, and brings several notable improvements, including a sleeker design, a faster processor, a full HTML Web browser, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. However, it's missing one major ingredient: 3G support. However, is that a complete deal breaker?

Find out in our full review of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and also check out our hands-on photo gallery of the sleek device.