Details of the handset had been leaked online by several sources in the past, specifically last month when network provider T-Mobile accidentally posted information about the Curve on its website.
The unveiling comes a week after RIM hosted its BlackBerry World 2012 event in Florida where the manufacturer demonstrated several features of its upcoming BB10 operating system and a developers-only touchscreen device.
However, the Curve 9320 won’t run the new software – it comes with the BlackBerry 7.1 OS and has a more traditional, physical QWERTY keypad as opposed to the new onscreen input method demoed at BlackBerry World.
The new device’s other features include a 2.44-inch, 320×240 non-touchscreen LCD display, 3.2 megapixel camera and a 1450 mAh battery and weighs-in at only 103 grams. RIM has also made the most of what has always been one of the most popular features of BlackBerry phones by including a dedicated BB Messenger key on the side of the device.
RIM is yet to provide details of when the new BlackBerry will hit the shelves.