Yesterday RIM announced the lightest, slimmest BlackBerry to date, unusually named the Curve. This relatively compact handset measures 60mm wide by 107mm tall by 16mm deep and has a similar layout to the BlackBerry 8800.
On the inside you get quad-band and EDGE connectivity, 64MB of internal memory with the option to expand via a microSD slot (up to 4GB), a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.0 and a bright colour screen with an ambient-light sensor.
We're really impressed RIM has included a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Curve, as this means you can use your own headphones to listen to music. It's a shame there's no 3G, Wi-Fi or GPS connectivity, however, since it would make browsing the Web and downloading data much faster.
The BlackBerry 8300 Curve will be available for free on a monthly contract from most major networks, including O2 and Vodafone. Expect a full review soon. -Andrew Lim
Update: We now have a full review of the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300 live in our Reviews channel.