If you are tired of hearing all the time about upcoming Blackberry 10 smartphones, we have something different today for you. The Blackberry Curve 9315 was yesterday announced as the most affordable Blackberry phone on T-Mobile network. Just do not get too excited, though. The Curve 9315 is RIM’s low-end device and does not offer any jaw-dropping specs, features and the latest Blackberry 10 operating software. It is not even a new model, more like a T-Mobile’s variant of the Curve 9310 offered by other carriers, with a few subtle tweaks.
The Blackberry Curve 9315 for T-Mobile can be yours as little as $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and having signed a 2-year service agreement. At this price you will get a device with a 2.44-inch display with 320 x 240 resolution at 164 ppi, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, 512 MB of RAM, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi and 3G high speed internet. Summing up, the handset does not offer anything exciting, except maybe the physical QWERTY keyboard, which still has fans among phone users.
The Curve 9315 will go on sale on January 23rd, with pre-orders beginning on January 16th. Why T-Mobile decided to sell this handset right now? A week before the Blackberry 10 devices X10 and Z10 have been unofficially unveiled. BB10 and RIM’s new fancy smartphones will certainly create far more excitement than the good but outdated Curve 9315. Consequently launching an old-fashioned Blackberry handset ahead of launching new generation Blackberries might not be a smart move, but apparently T-Mobile has a different opinion on this matter.