RIM prepare to launch a new CDMA version of the BlackBerry Curve 3G, the BlackBerry Curve 9330 on Sprint. Curve 9330 seems to be a Curve 3G CDMA replica, that will probably hit the market by the end of the year.
BlackBerry 3G 9330 is powered by a 624 MHz processor, a 2.46-inche 320×240 screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, and runs Blackberry 5.0 OS, but an update should be soon available that will upgrade it to 6.0 OS.
Blackberry 9330 also has features a a tri-band HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, full QWERTY keyboard, touch-sensitive optical trackpad, UMA (carrier dependent), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3.5 mm audio jack, and GPS with A-GPS support.
The funny thing is that the Sprint Curve 9330 has yet to hit the market or even get a release date. True RIM has already announced the Blackberry 9300 series but this is still weird for RIM to do and explaining that “After the ##RTN command is performed on a Sprint BlackBerry Curve 9330 smartphone, BlackBerry App World storefront and all preloaded games other than BrickBreaker and Word Mole are unexpectedly removed without user action.”
RIM hasn’t said when the Curve 9330 ships, but its presence in official support documents and its similarity to the 9300 put its release relatively close.