RIM's follow-up handset to the best-selling smartphone in the US last year has reached our humble hideout --
The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
Recently launched BlackBerry Curve 3G sits between the highly successful BlackBerry Curve 8520 and the chrome-clad BlackBerry Bold 9700.
"BlackBerry Curve 3G is for users who want to experience that added speed as well as hardware improvements," shares Greg Wade, RIM Managing Director for SouthEast Asia. "The BlackBerry Curve 3G is [...] an accessible and feature-rich smartphone, which will be popular with [Filipino consumers] who highly value [productivity and communication] tools that help them get ahead of their day."
Yesterday, RIM sent TP a Curve 3G unit to play with. Here's our unboxing video (sort of) of this gorgeous phone --
BlackBerry Curve 3G's packaging is the smallest I've seen of any RIM handset. I believe this is part of the company's effort to be more environment friendly.
Anyway, here's what we found in the review box:
1. BlackBerry Curve 3G unit
2. USB connectivity cable
4. Fixed Blade MicroUSB Charger (, which is so small, it looks like an outlet plug adapter)
Note that you'd probably get more in the retail box.
That's it for now. I'll try to shoot a comparison video between BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Curve 8520 and post the clip on TP this weekend.