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BlackBerry Curve 8910 getting its FCC on

Chris Ziegler

Alright, look, RIM: it's no longer alright to be selling GSM smartphones in the year 2010 without HSPA. Seriously, it's not cool -- but a new filing in the FCC today from the folks in Waterloo shows the back of a phone that looks a whole lot like a new Curve to us. Indeed, Phone Scoop astutely notes that device's ID matches a previous Bluetooth SIG filing for the phone, and if you turn your attention over to the accompanying SAR report, you see that it's rolling deep (or rolling shallow, rather) with EDGE alone. This all lines up nicely with the recent rumors of a Curve 8910 in the works that has its trackball replaced with one of those newfangled optical pads, and while it's possible this filing is for a Euro-spec unit that only runs 3G on bands the FCC doesn't concern itself with, the more likely explanation is that RIM wants to keep drawing the line in the sand between the Curve and Bold ranges by dropping 3G in one and not in the other. Now that they've got an approval under their belt, we reckon it won't be long before we see this get official somewhere -- T-Mobile, care to comment?

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