T-Mobile has become the first network to release the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in the UK.
The successor to the Curve 8310 features BlackBerry’s push email and the ability to open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
The device comes with a 2.4-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording and media player. The device also allows users to take their iTunes with them by linking to their PC, or upload images to Flikr
Other features include built-in GPS with BlackBerry maps and Wi-Fi.
T-Mobile UK head of handset and device marketing Daniel Meredith said: “This is the latest in a new generation of BlackBerrys designed for those who want to stay in touch whilst they’re on the go – whether that’s calling or texting friends and family, or updating their status on Faceboook.”
The Curve 8900 is available to buy from T-Mobile shops and its website. It’s free on £35 per month, which includes Flext 30 and a £5 per month email tariff, giving users unlimited push email and web browsing.
It will be available from The Carphone Warehouse in the coming days and is available to pre-order from O2 on December 22, before being released on January 5, 2009.