RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9830 reappears on the FCC, this time with support for T-Mobile


RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9830 made another appearance on the FCC today, this time sporting support for GSM bands 850 and 1900, and WCDMA bands II, IV and V.  Support for WCDMA band IV is significant, since it means that the phone will support T-Mobile’s 3G band in the United States.

FCC test reports also confirm two model numbers for the Curve 9380:  REA70UW and REB70UW.  The REA70UW passed through the FCC a couple of weeks ago.  Both models are confirmed to be the Curve 9380 in the device’s Safety and Product Information doc, which can be downloaded here (screenshot below).

The Curve 9380 is the first member of the Curve line to ditch RIM’s trademark keypad.   The device will feature a 3.2-inch display with a 360×480 resolution, 800MHz processor and 5MP camera.

As far as a release date goes, RIM reports that “BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphones will begin to be available from various carriers around the world over the coming weeks. Availability dates for specific devices from specific carriers will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners.”image



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