RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370 made an appearance on the FCC today, sporting the model number RDZ21CW. The device, which will have world phone capabilities, won approval for GSM and WCDMA bands. Some leaks suggested that the 9370 will have LTE capabilities, unfortunately FCC documents made no mention of LTE. WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities were approved for the 9370 as well.
Images of the 9370 have been circulating since early this year, with a launch date in the United States expected for sometime in November. Confirmed features include a 2.44-inch display with a 480×360 resolution, an 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM, 1GB of internal storage with microSD cards up to 32GB supported and a 5MP camera with Flash.
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.
RIM passed a CDMA device called the RCL21CW through the FCC today. Label-placement pics of the device show Curve branding, so this looks like it will be a new version of the Curve for either Sprint or Verizon. The test report indicates that the device will have 800/1900 CDMA/EVDO as well as WiFi and Bluetooth, but that’s all we know for now.