Last we'd heard it'd be hitting shelves "in the coming weeks,"
and... well, "the coming weeks" have gradually become "now." You follow? Good, because the BlackBerry Curve 3G
is hitting next Sunday in your choice of "smokey violet" and "graphite grey" for $79.99 on a new two-year contract -- which actually might make it the perfect back-to-school smartphone if you live and die by BBM, you're an optical trackpad fanboy / girl, or you're just looking for a solid portrait QWERTY keyboard. Of course, you'll need T-Mobile reception on campus -- and a willingness to suppress any lingering Bold 9700