A first look at the BlackBerry Javelin appears and is dubbed a Curve on steroids

Summary:My T-Mobile SIM is living in my BlackBerry Curve and it is tough to get away from the excellent QWERTY keyboard and support for 3rd party applications (TwitterBerry, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Gmail) and email that I find quite valuable. We have seen rumors, news, and photos of the BlackBerry Bold and Storm and I have to admit I was a bit confused about whether the Javelin was just another name for the Bold since they look very similar in photos and I didn't dive into the details. CrackBerry posted a detailed first look at the Javelin and starts off with some Javelin history that I found particularly helpful.

A first look at the BlackBerry Javelin appears and is dubbed a Curve on steroids
My T-Mobile SIM is living in my BlackBerry Curve and it is tough to get away from the excellent QWERTY keyboard and support for 3rd party applications (TwitterBerry, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Gmail) and email that I find quite valuable. We have seen rumors, news, and photos of the BlackBerry Bold and Storm and I have to admit I was a bit confused about whether the Javelin was just another name for the Bold since they look very similar in photos and I didn't dive into the details. CrackBerry posted a detailed first look at the Javelin and starts off with some Javelin history that I found particularly helpful.

The Javelin (aka BlackBerry 8900) is the next generation to the Curve with no 3G radio and non-touchscreen. It does have both WiFi with UMA and GPS in one device, which is something I personally had to decide upon when I selected my WiFi Curve and it is great to see both functions in a single device. The Javelin also has a 480x360 high res display, 512 MHz processor, 256MB flash memory, 3.2 megapixel camera, and full QWERTY keyboard. The Javelin is quite a bit smaller than the Bold and may appeal to those looking to upgrade their Curves without needing the 3G in the Bold.

Topics: BlackBerry, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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