T-Mobile Officially Launches BlackBerry Curve 9315

The handset will become generally available at the carrier on January 23

Today, wireless carrier T-Mobile USA announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9315 smartphone on its network as the most affordable BlackBerry device in its offering.

The new mobile phone arrives on shelves with the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system loaded on it, and with support for the wireless carrier’s 3G service.

Furthermore, the new Curve 9315 comes with a sleek design, is easy to use, and packs a variety of features and tools that enable users to stay connected with their friends and family while on the go.

“At T-Mobile, our goal is to delight customers. The new BlackBerry Curve 9315 will delight customers with unprecedented value while also allowing them to combine their mobile business and personal use in one great device,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management at T-Mobile.

“The Curve 9315 is the most affordable BlackBerry smartphone on our nationwide network and provides our customers with a wide variety of productivity and social features to keep them connected and make their mobile lives easier.”

The new mobile phone comes with a QWERTY keyboard, a 2.44-inch screen capable of delivering a QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution, and 512 MB of RAM.

The handset also sports 512 MB eMMC memory inside, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32 GB of additional storage space.

Its specs list also includes a 1450 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion (J-S1) battery, along with a 3.2MP camera on the back, with flash and video recording capabilities.

Furthermore, it comes with Wi-Fi capabilities, Wi-Fi calling, a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) key, and is pre-loaded with apps for Facebook and Twitter, as well as with the Social Feeds 2.0 app.

Not to mention that it will also provide users with support for thousands of other applications, available for download through the official BlackBerry App World storefront.

“We’re pleased to work with T-Mobile to bring the BlackBerry Curve 9315 to customers,” said Richard Piasentin, managing director for the U.S. at Research In Motion.

“The Curve 9315 is designed to make it incredibly easy to stay connected with friends, family and coworkers and will be popular with customers upgrading to a smartphone for the first time, as well as existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality.”

The BlackBerry Curve 9315 is set to become available for T-Mobile business customers beginning January 16, while enjoying general availability at the wireless carrier starting with January 23, 2013.

“For well-qualified customers, the Curve 9315 will require a $49.99 out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $10 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)1, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Value voice and data plan,” the carrier announced.

The handset will also be available for purchase for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with the signing of a two-year agreement on a qualifying T-Mobile Classic voice and data plan.

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