Still not out for the count, RIM has announced a new BlackBerry phone, the Curve 9320. The Curve 9320 looks to be the spiritual successor to the Curve 8320 which was the most affordable and most consumer-centric of in RIM’s line up.
With the Curve 9320, RIM is focusing on sociability with Social Feeds 2.0 that can access multiple social networks in one app and a dedicated BBM button for quick access to BBM.
The 9320 is essentially the same as the recently released Curve 9220 except for the sliver accents around the phone and a better 3.2MP camera that can also record video. It also has a built-in flash as well as the ability to geotag photos with its built-in GPS.
More specs on the BlackBerry Curve 9320, the 2.44” display has a 320×240 resolution. The display is not a touchscreen display to keep the costs down. It has a 512MB RAM and a microSD slot that is hot-swappable and will support up to 32GB. The phone will connect to HSPA as well as WiFi-N.
RIM is also touting a long battery life even with 3G/HSPA enabled. The company is saying the Curve 9320 will do 7 hours of talk time or up to 30 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
While RIM is already talking about its BlackBerry X OS, the Curve 9320 will sport BlackBerry 7.1 OS. The OS allows the 9320 to become a mobile hotspot and WiFi calling. It also has Parental Controls that allows parents or guardians to restrict access to specific features and functions of the phone to their children.
RIM hasn’t announced price and availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9320.