The T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 9315 is for those who don’t want or can’t afford a full featured smart phone. Many still require a low cost BlackBerry solution, so T-Mobile has to give them something… doesn’t mean they expect consumers to rush in and get them.
I can see the point about not making these anymore from some people, but I think it is good RIM has an inexpensive model out. I was able to get an entry level Curve several years ago because it was so affordable.
The T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 9315 features include a 3.2 MP camera, a 2.44″ display with QVGA resolution, a full physical QWERTY keyboard, microSD memory card expansion and BlackBerry 7.1OS.
The BlackBerry Curve 9315 will be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning January 16 and is expected to be available in T-Mobile retail stores, via www.T-Mobile.com, and with select dealers and national retailers beginning January 23, 2013. For well-qualified customers, the Curve 9315 will require a $49.99 out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $10 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)1, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Value voice and data plan. Customers may also purchase the Curve 9315 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Classic voice and data plan.