Yesterday, we learned that T-Mobile Germany customers would soon be getting the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for that nice low price of just 4.95 euros. Now in some good news for those based here in the US, that same Curve 8900 has just made its FCC appearance. While I would not expect such low pricing here, we can still hold out some hope.
As of now, this is nothing more than an FCC listing, which means RIM is simply playing the approval game. We are still awaiting information regarding a release date as well as carrier information. Although it is not expected to make a debut until sometime in Q1 of 2009, we have heard a rumor that it could be available with T-Mobile as early as Black Friday. Of course, that is not to leave those with AT&T handing, because it is expected to be available there as well. The Blackberry 8900 Curve will feature quad-band GSM/EDGE, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g , Bluetooth and GPS.
While initially I am a little disappointed by the lack of 3G support, perhaps it is important to point out that 3G may not be as necessary for everyone. I have plenty of friends that are using a non-3G BlackBerry and are very happy with the speed, mainly because they use it for calendar and email and rarely go online. Of course, I suppose if you are looking for that extra surfing speed, then the Bold would be the way to go, either way it looks like the Curve 8900 is going to make a welcomed addition.