Video review: RIM's curvy new BlackBerry

Our Spidey senses were tingling when RIM registered the domain blackberrycurve.com last month, and now the much-rumoured Curve (aka 8300) has finally

Our Spidey senses were tingling when RIM registered the domain blackberrycurve.com last month, and now the much-rumoured Curve (aka 8300) has finally been revealed.Not quite as smart as its bigger brother 8800, it is nonetheless a full QWERTY BlackBerry, with none of those two-keys-on-one shenanigans found on the Pearl.Eschewing features like built-in GPS it opts for extra helpings of style and compactness instead, shedding a moderate 23g and half a centimetre in width and height in the process. You'll also find a 2MP camera tucked round the back, which the 8800 lacks.Besuited power users will frown at the shorter battery life, chopped from five hours of talktime to four, but for the extra pocket space and the added cam, we think we'll take it.You can see our video review of the Curve here.

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