Research in Motion (RIM) officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 9380, the first Curve to shed the qwerty keyboard in favor or a full touchscreen. We’ve covered the global launch here in Jakarta, Indonesia earlier today.
When we were doing the interview with Hastings Singh, VP for South Asia, I thought I was holding a new model of the BlackBerry Torch. I was surprised when I was told it’s the new BlackBerry Curve Touch.
It turns out it was the Curve 9380 which comes with a 3.2″ capacitive display and a resolution of 480×360 pixels. It will also have a 5MP rear camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC and runs on BlackBerry 7 OS.
They did not say what’s the clock speed of the processor but tells us it’s got a 512MB RAM, a 512 ROM and a hot-swappable micro-SD card slot up to 32GB (2GB included).
We’re updating this as the launch is still on-going.
Updated: They weren’t able to give a final SRP for the Curve 9380 and when it will be released in the Philippines but from the interviews we did this afternoon, I’m getting a 1st quarter of 2012 calendar.
Disclosure: RIM Indonesia gave all attendees of the event the new BlackBerry 9790.