This baby may not be as groundbreaking as the BlackBerry Torch 9800, but it still looks like a pretty viable option for those looking to invest in a brand new smartphone especially those hampered by a limited budget. The BlackBerry Curve 3G is just retailing for $49.95 on 3-year contract with a minimum voice and data or combo plan of at least $50/month or a $40 Smartphone Combo BlackBerry Social Plan/Smartphone Combo BlackBerry Email plan. Getting it on a shorter 2-year contract will cost $199.95 while signing up for a single year will cost $299.95. Outright purchase price is $349.95, that's roughly $50 cheaper than what Rogers is offering over on their side of the fence.
As a quick recap, the BlackBerry Curve 3G comes with a 2.4-inch 320x240 resolution display, 2-megapixel camera, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and runs on BlackBerry OS 5. Don’t worry about the OS so much as RIM assures us that a BlackBerry 6 upgrade for the Curve 3G will be made available soon. Interested? You can check it out here.