3G BlackBerry Heading to Australia


Traveling in a fried-out combie

On a hippie trail, head full of zombie

I met a strange lady, she made me nervous

She took me in and gave me a 3.6Mbps mobile e-mail device running on Australia’s Telstra network.

That’s what’s coming to the Land Down Under, according to ZDNet Australia. Not a whole lot of other details except that it might have built-in GPS and Wi-Fi and should be available early next year.

The Telstra network offers what it calls “Next G” — basically a 3G network capable of 14.4Mbps download speeds. The Telstra BlackBerry will cap out at 3.6Mbps, though. Still should be plenty speedy.

RIM working on Next G BlackBerry [ZDNet Australia]