Two devices from Research In Motion made an appearance on the FCC today, above. Known as the RDA71UW and RDB71UW, these devices appear to be two versions of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Curve 9300.
Label pics, below, confirm that these devices are indeed part of BlackBerry’s Curve product line. Additionally, test reports for the devices show support for 802.11n. Currently, the Curve 9300 is the only device in RIM’s Curve lineup that supports 802.11n WiFi.
Both the RDA71UW and RDB71UW support GSM/EDGE 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V. However, the RDB71UW offers support for AWS 1700, a good indication that this device will launch on T-Mobile in the United States.
We still don’t have pricing or a release date for the Curve 9300, but today’s FCC filings by RIM suggest that we should be hearing more soon.
Back in November of 2009, we spotted the BlackBerry Curve 8530 as it made its way through the FCC, above right. Today, a device with the same label location pics known as the RCZ31CW, above left, showed up on the FCC, this time with support for CDMA AWS 1700.
There is speculation that the RCZ31CW is the BlackBerry Curve 9300. However, if you compare the label location pics of the Curve 8530 here, with the RCZ31CW here, you can see that these are essentially the same phone – the only difference here is that the RCZ31CW has support for AWS 1700. So, it’s likely that the RCZ31CW is just an update to the Curve 8530.
Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Pearl 9100/9105 smartphones made an appearance on the FCC earlier this month with support for GSM 850/1900, and WCDMA bands II and V. Today, RIM passed new versions of the Pearl 9100/9105 through the FCC, this time with support for the AWS 1700 WCDMA band. This is a good sign for T-Mobile users in the United States, since the carrier relies on AWS for its 3G service.
Buyers of the Pearl 9100/9105 will have a choice between 20, and 14 key layouts (above left and right). We don’t have a firm release date for the new Pearls yet, but you can sign up for updates from RIM here.
Research In Motion unveiled their BlackBerry Pearl 3G headsets at the end of April, and today the device made an appearance on the FCC. The new Pearl 3G actually lacks the ‘pearl’ trackball – instead the device features an optical trackpad. The device also has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a 3.2 MP camera, GPS, 256MB of internal storage, and microSD expansion up to 32GB.
As you can see above, RIM will actually release two versions of the Pearl 3G, the Pearl 3g 9100, which features 20 keys, above left, and the Pearl 3G 9105, with 14 keys, above right. According to RIM, these are the smallest BlackBerrys yet.
FCC filings reveal that the devices will support GSM 850, 1900 as well as WCDMA bands II and V. Support for WCDMA bands II and V suggest that the device will be coming to AT&T in the US, although the carrier hasn’t made any announcements regarding the Pearl 3G to date.
We don’t have pricing or availability info on the Pearl 3G. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
RIM formally unveiled the BlackBerry Bold 9650 last week, and today the device made an appearance on the FCC. The Bold 9650 is an upgrade to RIM’s Tour 9630, and ditches the Tour’s trackball for an optical trackpad.
Ideal for world travelers, the Bold 9650 features support for both CDMA/EVDO and GSM/HSPA networks. The device also features WiFi – a relatively new feature for BlackBerry devices.
PC World is reporting that the Bold 9650 will be available on May 16th from Sprint, for $200 with a contract, while the device is expected to make its way to Verizon on May 27th. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
RIM added to its Bold lineup today with the unveiling of the BlackBerry Bold 9650. The device, whose roots actually stretch back to the BlackBerry Tour, ditches the ‘pearl’ trackball for an optical trackpad, and adds WiFi – a valuable upgrade over previous models. While the exterior of the device has not changed much, the Bold 9650 does weight 0.2 ounces more, and packs a total of 512 MB under its hood.
The Bold 9650 will be available in GSM and CDMA flavors, and is scheduled for release in the US in May. Sprint has already announced that it will offer the Bold 9650 for $200, with a 2 year contract, starting on May 23.