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BlackBerry Curve 8980 escapes via FCC, switches to trackpad

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BlackBerry Curve 8980 escapes via FCC, switches to trackpad - read the full textIt seems the aging BlackBerry Curve 8900 is finally getting a successor. The Curve 8980 features almost the same specs, but has picked up WirelessN connectivity and an optical trackpad instead of a regular trackball. The rest of the specs are quite familiar - 2.4-inch display, QWERTY keyboard,...

 

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what should i do i have got a blackberry curve 3g and have fear i will mess up the track pad what should i do?

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  • 2010-12-20 04:54
  • 3GTe

well if this phone does come out to the market with 3G i'll sure will buy it cuz now i do have a javelin 8900 and that phone looks nicer than the one i have now..

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  • 2010-12-02 17:44
  • LL6b

what is wrong with BB nowadays?
and i dont understand why so many ppl still stuck with BB.. (i know its the BBM services..) but other than that..is totally suxxx
comparison from a BB to another diff BB always just lack of 1 or 2 extra features. just like curve 2g and 3g..bold1 and bold2 nothing much diff..sama ol design..1-2 features which are not highly profile.

and this new upcoming BB only add Wifi capability or maybe O.S 6.. the only thing im impressed with BB is their new Playbook...

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  • 2010-12-02 17:19
  • TC$p

wow, all RIM have same design, don't know who likes RIM phones.

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  • 2010-12-02 10:51
  • vIyd

the previous curve 8900 uses a trackball not a trackpad u dumb head

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  • 2010-12-02 08:52
  • ibXe

This is an upgrade to blackberry javelin 8900... but i think it should come with 3G, curve successor is already in the market and selling with 3G....

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  • 2010-12-02 06:14
  • U2gg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-12-01 18:54 from M8Tu - click to readhahahaa...it is different....

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  • 2010-12-02 02:33
  • PAqQ

are blackberrys and blueberry the same thing ? what is a rasberry ?

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  • 2010-12-02 01:41
  • QVrI

wow... still same old design
do actually RIM have any R&D?

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  • 2010-12-02 01:37
  • Kxb@

i know this phone is a blackberry because it says blackberry on it. yeah go u can do it 2

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  • 2010-12-02 01:37
  • QVrI

Y does it look like a Bold?

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  • 2010-12-01 22:04
  • YbiY

Is that a blackberry?? Wow, it looks so different and innovative.

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  • 2010-12-01 18:54
  • M8Tu

wats wid de 'picked up a trackpad'? the previous curve also had a trackpad...

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  • 2010-12-01 17:27
  • HsE0

Blackberry will soon be number 4 behind Windows 7 if they don't get a better design team in place.

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  • 2010-12-01 17:10
  • 0Hbm

Stop whining about the design. It's functional and effective for its purposes so why mess with something that works? The OS is not tip top but main functionalities are still excellent: calling, email, messaging, corporate services etc. If all you care about in a phone is design, go get a touchscreen and stop whining.

Onto the phone itself, lack of 3G is total bull. This is supposed to be the second-best choice in RIM's classic lineup (Torch and Storm excluded). And same specs running OS 6 might not be the best idea. I've always been partial to the Curve line than Bold, but the 9780 might be a better upgrade.

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  • 2010-12-01 16:35
  • qKGm

Borrriiingggg design! Dont burn your money!

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  • 2010-12-01 15:45
  • tDMG

You're probably failing to realise that this device will be aimed at the enterprise arena too... boring, yes. But functional...? Yes!

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  • 2010-12-01 15:38
  • R1cf

God BlackBerry are boring. Same thing for the past 3 years, no change in design. OS is the same, hardware is the same... everything is the same every time.

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  • 2010-12-01 14:31
  • 3H2M

what is the point of this phone? it will probably retail at what a 9700 costs now, if not more. might as well get a 9700.

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  • 2010-12-01 14:18
  • Trns

wow rim you have such a great design team lets take the bold style and use it on the new curve 8980 really ??? i mean it's bad enough all bbs look the same but seriously get a new design even the sketch i have of what the storm 3 should look like borrows from the iphone 4 but its still looks like a bb with a fresher design btw the keyboard looks weird so ill buy my 9780 instead and its about time BBHD resolution comes out just double your current screen res. even though u need new designers i still like BB 4 life

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  • 2010-12-01 14:07
  • LK3$

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