BlackBerry has been serving customers with a number of new launches lately and it is followed up that with their new Blackberry Curve 8980, which promises to shake up the mid-range business phone segment. This new phone will be the replacement of the very popular Blackberry Curve 8900 and hence, BlackBerry has taken pains in order to ensure that the new phone is considered as a worthy replacement for the predecessor. They have also tried to improve the styling of their phones and it clearly shows in the new Blackberry Curve 8980. It is the most attractive BlackBerry yet.
The new Blackberry Curve 8980 is relatively feature rich in some areas when compared with other mid-range business phones, but one has to say that it is clearly underequipped when it comes to features. If you compare the Blackberry Curve 8980 with other business phones in this segment, you will find that there are many features that are clearly lacking in the new BlackBerry. However, there is no doubt that this phone oozes quality and the new BlackBerry comes triumphant in that regard. The phone has almost the same kind of features that were previously seen in the Blackberry Curve 8900, but everything seems to be a little bit better now.
For example, the screen in the new phone does exactly similar to the screen in the old phone in size. However, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in quality and the screen is much more readable even in direct sunlight. It is a feature that you really cannot put a price on as you don’t have to be running every time in search of a shady place if you need to read a text message or something. The biggest area where the phone is changed from the previous model is in the RAM department and it now features 256 MB of RAM instead of the previous 128 MB. This is a whopping increase in the RAM, the effects of which will be seen in the running of the BlackBerry OS 5.
It is plainly obvious that this phone does not get the BlackBerry OS 6 and the reason for it is very apparent. The cost-cutting also takes place in the connectivity department as the phone does not feature the 3G option. Only EDGE connectivity feature is present and consumers will have to do with that only at the moment. However, the only saving grace with regard to connectivity is that the phone comes with Wi-Fi feature. The new Blackberry Curve 8980 has only been announced by BlackBerry and the company has refused to comment on the launch date of this device. However, one can expect it to be launched sometime in the early part of this year. Like the launch date, the prices of this cute little phone from BlackBerry are also not known. One thing is sure, it is going to be a huge hit amongst business people, who cannot afford the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Also it is recommended to have a closer look at BlackBerry Torch before making a decision.