We had got initial reports from our trusted sources that the Unlocked BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G will be soon releasing on the Bell networks for the customers. Although these were initial reports, and we did not have any confirmation on them, now we have the official statement from the company’s side that they will actually be coming out with this somewhat minimally updated version of the earlier 8500 series. This phone has been given the code name Kepler and as said earlier does not have much of an upgrade as compared to the earlier version of this line. In fact, it has the exact same camera, the screen and the memory structure along with the platform is the same. In fact the similarity of this device is that much that the 3G on this is almost exact as that of the CDMA 8530 but this one is a GSM phone. In this light, we see Bell or even Telus’s decision to carry the newly released GSM version of a handset whose close CDMA alternate is already there on their roster. In terms of the platform, the company has said that this phone is actually too close to its release such that the OS 6.0 can be accommodated on this phone.
In this light, we have heard from our sources that other carriers like Vodafone, Verizon and even T-Mobile are also going to take this phone up also. We cannot say how it will do in the market as it honestly does not have anything new to offer in the market. This phone will soon be available for the Bell customers in Canada also. We however are still completely confused about why one would want to release this phone as it has the same QVGA display, OS 5 and a paltry 256 MB RAM.