O2 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.