Research In Motion is preparing the release of new BlackBerry Curve devices, which will be powered by the company’s new BlackBerry OS 7.1.
In fact two flavors of the same mobile phone, the new BlackBerry Curve 9310 / 9320 have been already spotted online a few times before, and they are expected to reach shelves soon.
The two smartphone models made it through the FCC
approval process featuring IDs L6AREY20CW and L6ARFD30CW, yet no specific info on when they might become available for purchase has been provided.
Of course, RIM
has already confirmed plans to launch the smartphone in various markets around the world, including Australia, India, Vietnam and the UK, which suggests that an US launch should be near as well.
The FCC testing shows that it will arrive on the market with WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth radios, but it does not mention other hardware specs for it.
However, RIM already unveiled that it would be launched with a single-core application processor inside, complemented by 512MB RAM and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
Moreover, the handset will sport a QWERTY keyboard on the front to go along with the 2.44-inch screen capable of delivering a 320 x 240 pixels resolution.
As mentioned above, the smartphone
runs under the new BlackBerry 7.1 operating system flavor, which provides users with access to a nice range of features and capabilities.
The platform sports preloaded apps for Facebook and Twitter access, and it enables users to stay on top of RSS feeds or to easily update statuses on multiple social networks through the Social Feeds 2.0 application.
The platform also includes Parental Controls capabilities, and it can also provide users with a great messaging experience, including fast access to RIM’s popular mobile social network, the BlackBerry Messenger, through a dedicated BBM key on the keyboard.