T-Mobile pulls the trigger on the BlackBerry 8900, finally


Rumors have been floating for weeks now and we knew the 8900 would be coming sometime in early ’09 and tonight T-Mobile has made it official. However, the 8900 aka Curve II aka Javelin will not be hitting store shelves on the 11th or 18th according to the press release. T-Mobile is being coy and saying it’s coming sometime this month. It could happen on those dates, but T-Mobile isn’t confirming anything today. No word on price either. Official specs after the jump:

QWERTY-keyboard bar phone, available in titanium, with a thinner and lighter design than other full-QWERTY BlackBerry phone.

Built-in GPS and location-based services including BlackBerry Maps.

Wi-Fi-enabled for data and voice and support for T-Mobile Unlimited HotSpot Calling service.

3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, 5x digital zoom and flash as well as video camera.

Advanced media and video player with full-screen video capture and playback, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 support and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack with headset included in the box.

Fast 512 MHz processor and 256MB of internal memory and hot-swappable microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 16GB with a 256MB memory card included.

T-Mobile’s myFaves capability to stay in touch with those who matter most, with quick, one-click access for instant message, e-mailing, texting or calling to your Fave 5SM from the home screen.

Improved Web browser delivers a more desktop-like experience, including HTML e-mail, attachment download and document editing.

BlackBerry E-mail enables virtually real-time access to up to 10 e-mail accounts such as
Yahoo!®, Windows Live™ Hotmail®, AOL®, Gmail™, corporate accounts and more.

Access to six popular instant messaging clients including AOL® Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ , Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and BlackBerry Messenger.

BlackBerry Device Software 4.6

Dimensions: 4.29” x 2.36” x 0.53”; 3.9 ounce

High-resolution (more than HVGA), 2.44 inch, 480 x 360 pixels, 65K display.

Talk time: up to 5.5 hours; Standby time: up to 14 days.

Quad-band world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)