AT&T announces Curve 8900 for early Summer

AT&T announces Curve 8900 for early Summer

Summary: Back in January I had the chance to try out the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 and actually bought one for myself and kept it for a couple weeks. If I didn't switch phones so much I would have kept the 8900 because I think it is one of the best overall BlackBerry devices available. It is more compact than the Bold, yet still has a very functional keyboard and incredible display. Today, AT&T announced that they will be bringing the Curve 8900 to AT&T soon.

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Back in January I had the chance to try out the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 and actually bought one for myself and kept it for a couple weeks. If I didn't switch phones so much I would have kept the 8900 because I think it is one of the best overall BlackBerry devices available. It is more compact than the Bold, yet still has a very functional keyboard and incredible display. Today, AT&T announced that they will be bringing the Curve 8900 to AT&T soon.

AT&T also stated that buyers who purchase the Curve 8900 with the unlimited data plan will receive free AT&T WiFi hotspot access in the US. The Curve 8900 on AT&T will also be limited to EDGE data speeds like the T-Mobile variant, but will include WiFi for faster data usage. It looks like AT&T is giving buyers a nice level of choice with the Bold being at the high end with a larger form factor and 3G for data hounds and the Curve 8900 in a more compact form factor with a better camera and higher resolution display. Both are excellent BlackBerry choices.

There is no pricing information available yet for the Curve 8900 on AT&T, but for comparison you can pick this up on T-Mobile for $150 after instant discount and rebate (full price of $500).

Topics: AT&T, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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  • Sorry, No Crackberry For Me

    I don't want to have to rely on a proprietary network that if it goes down, my device is rendered useless..
    itanalyst2@...
    • Huh? They are all proprietary!

      Are you referring to email? The phone network is the same for each carrier (and is proprietary) regardless of which device you use. If any of the major carriers have an outage you'd better hope you don't have a phone on that carrier. It doesn't matter if you have a blackberry or not. It's not like T-Mobile will handle your AT&T phone or Verizon or vica versa.

      Only the email is handled by RIM and since the device undoubtedly supports a browser you probably can still access gmail, hotmail, yahoo or whatever. You just don't get the corporate email. And there really aren't a lot of other choices there. There are some, but I think they are just as proprietary and don't work as well.
      DevGuy_z
  • Curve 8310 is wonderful, hope this is really an improvement

    My work Curve 8310 is an awesome phone as configured on the AT&T network. I just hope Blackberry actually improves it rather than mess it up, like so many "improvements" turn out these days.

    I'm not sure I'd be as happy with it if it was on Verizon. Verizon seems to always handcuff phones' features far too much.
    ejhonda
  • RE: AT&T announces Curve 8900 for early Summer

    Hmmm, buy one get one free at $90. So Rim sold 4 8x00 for
    the same outlay for an iPhone. And you are wondering why
    they shipped so many? Great for this press release btw. For
    the bottom line not so much.
    jgpmolloy