T-Mobile beats O2 with RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900

T-Mobile has started selling the latest RIM BlackBerry Curve business smartphone in the UK today, one week ahead of rival O2.

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T-Mobile has started selling the latest RIM BlackBerry Curve business smartphone in the UK today, one week ahead of rival operator O2.

T-Mobile has become the first network to release the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in the UK.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Not only has T-Mobile has released the handset earlier than its rival, but it is potentially at lower price than its rival. According to reports, the BlackThe BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be free when you sign up to a £35 contract, giving users unlimited push email and web browsing. This is made up of a £30 Flext 30 tariff and 35 extra for the email.

BlackBerry Curve business smartphone range is one of RIM's most popular. The successor to the Curve 8310 is a Wi-Fi-enabled handset that also supports GPRS, Edge and Bluetooth. It comes with GPS navigation and BlackBerry Maps, has a proper Qwerty keypad, a 2.4in QVGA screen and comes with a 3.2Mp camera and a microSD card slot.

The phone will also be available from The Carphone Warehouse in the coming days and is available to pre-order from O2 on December 22, before being released on January 5, 2009.