RIM Adds Dedicated BBM Button to its Cheapo BlackBerry Curve Range

By Gary Cutlack on at

RIM's latest update of its Curve BlackBerry series has all of the usual buttons we've come to expect from the QWERTY classic range, only now there's a specific hotkey for instant access to the company's BBM messaging service.

RIM's selling this new model BB in two tech spec varieties, with the 9220 and 9320 differing a little in terms of camera spec (2-Megapixel and 3.1-Megapixel), with only the 9320 coming with a flash around the back. Both feature a 1450 mAh battery, plus a 2.44" 320x240 LCD display, and will arrive running BB's 7.1 OS.

UK network Three has already priced and dated the 9320, saying it'll cost £139 on PAYG contracts and will be available from May 14th. [BlackBerry]