A new photo of the upcoming Curve model BlackBerry device has appeared with no less than its very own dedicated BBM button. BlackBerry being an entirely different monster from the more popular iOS and Android platforms, the common customer might not see the power of such a piece of hardware – but for the hardcore BlackBerry addict, such an addition has the potential to change the whole landscape. If you’re one of the thousands of business workers required to use a BlackBerry on a daily basis and use BlackBerry Messenger more than you speak out loud, you’ll be glad to have the shortcut.
The rest of this device isn’t all that extraordinary, but we’ve certainly got a solid everyday business use device on our hands here. This is the Curve 9320 with a full physical QWERTY keyboard, chicklet style, with 512MB of RAM inside, an EDOF camera, and a collection of connectivity abilities. You’ll be able to work with whatever carrier this device ends up being on plus Wifi, Bluetooth, microUSB, and more.
On the other hand, considering the vast amount of comments we’ve seen in forums to date surrounding this device as a sort of pariah for all BlackBerry devices, customers are not pleased that RIM is releasing yet another device. Comment-happy customers from around the web appear to want one device, not a thousand, and what the consensus appears to be is that BlackBerry is suffering not from a lack of choices for the consumer, but from lack of focus on one or a handful of devices. What do you think?