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BlackBerry on Monday lifted the lid on the latest Qwerty-equipped handset in the Curve range and confirmed that the mid-range smartphone will get an upgrade to the BlackBerry 6 mobile operating system.
The 9300, otherwise known as the Curve 3G, has now been confirmed for UK release in August, following the device's unofficial debut last week in Canada on the Rogers network. However, the precise release date, official UK pricing and carrier support are yet to be announced.
The handset measures 109 by 60 by 13.99mm and weighs 104g.
The Curve 3G includes BlackBerry's trademark Qwerty keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 and microSD card support up to 32GB. The handset also uses a standard 3.5mm socket for connecting headphones and maintains the same optical trackpad to aid navigation as the Curve 8520.