O2 announces UK release for BlackBerry Curve 8900

Mobile phones

blackberry-curve-8900.jpgO2 has announced that the curiously non-3G BlackBerry Curve 8900 (formerly known as the ‘Javelin’) will be released on January 5th 2009. It’s going to be available for pre-registration from tomorrow (Dec 10th), and for pre-order from Dec 22nd on the O2 website.

Maybe I’m missing something here, but is this phone eagerly awaited? I haven’t heard anyone getting excited about the release, but with all this pre-reg and pre-order shenanigans, it seems like people are dying to get their hands on the device.

And it doesn’t seem to be a particularly stunning device, either. Even beyond the missing 3G connectivity, the camera is a very standard 3.2-megapixel, and the screen isn’t anything to write home about. That said, it does rock Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the trademark QWERTY keyboard.

If you want one, it’ll cost you from £0 up to £234, depending on how much you fancy selling your soul to O2 in the form of a contract. If you have a reason to be excited about this phone, then let us know in the comments what it is.


Related posts: BlackBerry Javelin (Curve 8900) coming exclusively to Carphone Warehouse | BlackBerry Javelin: Picture and basic details leaked online

Duncan Geere
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  • That’s one (arguably good) interpretation – yes. 🙂

    That and it’s an increasingly cool brand & a valued business tool. The carriers also see it as a good device to open up those data markets they’ve been trying to create for years…

  • Hello,

    Reasons for the excitement are:
    Bold & Storm were very popular & much hyped
    8900 is:
    fully stacked (except 3G)
    cheaper than Bold
    smaller & lighter than Bold
    better screen than Bold
    better camera than Bold
    better looking than Bold
    available to non-Voda customers (unlike Storm)
    has a keyboard you can type on (unlike Storm)
    has a navigation method that’s reliable (unlike storm)
    isn’t buggy as hell at launch (unlike Storm & Bold & if you have software version or higher that is, which not all carriers might have waited for)

    • Thanks, Tony. Most useful. So basically, it’s eagerly anticipated because it’s not massively awful?

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