People say Blackberry has become famous due to it’s revolutionary mobile e-mail and text-chat and text chat features. Well, I believe there is another thing that has turned Blackberry into a culture – the QWERTY keypad! It was only after Blackberry’s QWERTY keypad phones started gaining momentum, other companies began launching QWERTY editions of their phones too.
Well, now as we all know, times have changed and full touchscreen smart phones are the in-thing. This has happened more due to Apple’s iOS (the operating system that runs on iPhones and others) and Android (most of HTC & Samsung’s phones have full touch screens). Looks like RIM also wants to change itself with the changing times.
We recently spotted the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 smartphone from RIM which comes with a full touch screen and does not have a QWERTY keypad. It runs the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system as you can see above in the front shot of the phone. Let us take a look at what all does the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 have in it:
- 3.25 inch touchscreen (full-touch, capacitive)
- 800MHz single-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 5MP camera on back which support for video recording at 720p resolution
- BlackBerry 7 OS
- Support for NFC
We have words that this phone is going to a low-price budget handset from RIM. But how low? Well, the current edition of BlackBerry Curve 3G retails for around Rs. 13,000 and the Non-3G version costs around Rs. 9000/-. Going by these figures, we expect the price of the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 to be anywhere between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000/- (in Indian Currency, or around 200USD to 325USD)