3G BlackBerry Curve said to be in the works
'Gemini' has revamped keypad too
Word’s broken through that RIM has designed a new 3G BlackBerry, to be called the Gemini.
The Gemini – which will also be known as the 9300 – should be thought of as a 3G model of the existing BlackBerry Curve, according to an account from Boy Genius Report.
This statement leads us to believe that the Gemini looks very similar to the Curve. However, the latest model’s said to sport rounder keys on its main keypad, and the phone’s Send/End keys have been given rounder edges.
Moles talking to BGR also said that the phone will sport a more powerful processor than the 624MHz chip to be found on the Curve.
In terms of connectivity, the unannounced device is also thought to support quad-band GSM, GPRS and Edge.
Many critics lambasted RIM for its decision to leave Wi-Fi support out of its flagship phone, Storm, so it’s unsurprising to learn that confirmation of Wi-Fi – or even GPS – still hasn’t come through.
A launch date or potential price hasn’t been leaked yet. ®
Perfume on a pig
If only RIM could get rid of the stupid trackball or even make a Curve that can last over six months, I'd be impressed.
We have 12 Blackberries. Only one has made it a year without repairs. We're averaging 2 repairs every 3 months for such things as trackball problems, charging issues, freezing and sync problems. Our previous Blackberries with thumbwheels had 3 failures in 3 years. How they can retain their market share while letting reliability slide is astonishing.
When will they learn
The way to sell a phone is to put features people will use. Wi-Fi and GPS are two of the hottest things right now for the average business user. If I'm not mistaken I believe that is RIM's target market. Cell companies need to get out of the office / lab and in touch with their customer base.