Details of a new Blackberry handset have been accidentally leaked online by a UK network provider.
Despite the network’s swift action, the posting of the upcoming product has given away several of the device’s specs ahead of any official confirmation from RIM. The Canadian firm was expected to reveal details at its annual Blackberry World event early in May.
It looks like the phone will be positioned as a budget alternative to the Curve 9360 and the presence of a dedicated BB Messenger button on the side of the device is an indicator that it will be geared towards the youth market.
Following on from recent Blackberry designs, the Curve 9320 will feature an optical trackpad mounted above the usual QWERTY keypad. Judging from the image, the keypad’s buttons are smoother and more rounded than some other Blackberry offerings, something that again points towards a more youth-orientated focus. However, the handset is fitted with a slightly below-par 3.2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom which might disappoint the social media savvy demographic it looks to be aimed at.
The Curve 9320 will run the Blackberry 7.1 operating system, leaving many to wonder exactly when the manufacturer’s upcoming Balckberry 10 OS will eventually appear.