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BlackBerry Curve 9320 shows up

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It seems like RIM fans will have to wait a little longer to get a taste of the BlackBerry 10 OS, as even after unveiling the platform, the company has introduced the BlackBerry Curve 9320 running the 7.1 OS. Only a couple of months ago, this smartphone that was believed to be the 3G version of the Curve 9220 for India, was caught on camera.

The social-ready phone has been embedded with a dedicated BBM key for instant access to the native messaging application. It flaunts the typical BlackBerry form factor with a physical QWERTY keypad which should facilitate faster typing. The smartphone comes with FM radio and boasts of offering a long battery life that supports FM playback for about 30 hours. Users can expect talk time of up to 7 hours on a single charge.

“The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is designed to make it incredibly easy for users to stay socially-connected. The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be especially popular with customers upgrading to a smartphone for the first time and existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality,” commented Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Smartphone Business at Research In Motion.

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The phone is said to be compatible with 3G networks around the globe that should ensure instant web access at all times. Some other social features include pre-loaded Facebook as well as Twitter applications and Social Feed 2.0 for updating multiple networking sites at the same time. This handset is armed with a camera that possesses attributes like flash, video recording and the location tagging function using the built-in GPS. Complete with parental controls, the Wi-Fi enabled device can also act as a mobile hotspot to share its 3G connection.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 release date and price are not yet known.