RIM and T-Mobile have announced the release of BlackBerry Curve 9315, a brand new smartphone, which is ideal for those that don't spend a fortune for a phone, but are still looking for a decent choice.

BlackBerry Curve 9315 is the next generation of Curve Blackberries, featuring a QWERTY keyboard once again, a 320×240 screen, a 512MB RAM, a 3.2MP camera and a 3G connectivity. It runs on BlackBerry 7.1 operating system and is considered a good choice for those that need an easy-to-use smartphone. What's more, it supports micro SD cards up to 32GB, it has a built-in FM radio and a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to communicate with your friends instantly. There is also a button for BlackBerry Messenger and Facebook and Twitter are already preloaded, if you are the social type.

According to Ricard Piasentin, managing director for RIM USA:

"The Curve 9315 is designed to make it incredibly easy to stay connected with friends, family and coworkers and will be popular with customers upgrading to a smartphone for the first time, as well as existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality."

It is also characterized as a "great device to combine business and personal use" and also "T-Mobile's most affordable Blackberry smartphone", since it will cost $49.99 upfront and $10 per month on a 20-month plan.

If you are excited about it, pre-sale starts on January 16 and the official sale is on January 23. It seems like a decent choice if you are a fan of the classic Blackberry smartphones. However, if you are looking for the next generation of Blackberries running on BB10, maybe you have to wait a litte bit more before purchasing your next smartphone.

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