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Verizon gets BlackBerry Curve 3G, too

The BlackBerry Curve 3G arrives for Verizon Wireless

BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless
BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless

Now that T-Mobile has had the BlackBerry Curve 3G for a week, it's time for Verizon to get in on it as well. The 3G version of the popular BlackBerry Curve (model 9330) will finally head to Verizon Wireless. It has a slightly tweaked design--a mirror-finish trim, soft-touch sides, and a textured back--but the full QWERTY keyboard remains largely the same. You also get the same media keys on the top. Features include 512MB of flash memory, a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB cards, GPS with VZ Navigator support, Wi-Fi, camera with video recording, and support for BlackBerry App World.

Though the Curve 3G comes with BlackBerry OS 5, it is upgradable to OS 6. It will be available in business sales channels September 16, and online and in retail stores in the coming weeks for the low price of $29.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year service agreement. The phone requires an e-mail and Web feature plan.