Today, O2 has launched the BlackBerry Curve 9380 in the UK, becoming the first British network to offer RIM’s new affordable smartphone.
O2’s Curve 9380 is free on plans starting at £21.50 (with a 24 month contract), or at £32 (with an 18 month contract). You can buy it here.
The 9380 runs BlackBerry OS 7, and is the first in the Curve series to come with a full touchscreen display (3.2 inches, 360 x 480 pixels) and no hardware keyboard. Its other features include HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, NFC, 5MP rear camera with VGA video recording, 512MB of RAM, and an 806MHz processor.
You can also order the BlackBerry Curve 9380 at various British retailers – including Carphone Warehouse (which says it’s going to have it “by the end of this week” on Orange and T-Mobile contracts) and Play.com (which offers it unlocked for £319.99).