BlackBerry Curve About to Get the iDEN Treatment

BlackBerry Curve About to Get the iDEN Treatment


Despite what that stubby antenna may lead you to believe, this is not the latest Palm Treo. Instead, Research in Motion — in its infinite wisdom — has decided to concoct an iDEN version of its popular BlackBerry Curve. I can’t be the only one who thinks the iDEN antenna is one ugly addition.

Unless the transition was remarkably simple and easy, I’m not really understanding the rationale for this development. I figured that iDEN technology was not nearly as popular as it used to be, but I guess there is still enough of an industrial and enterprise demand for the PTT-focused technology for Research in Motion to care.

In any case, the BlackBerry 8350, as it will come to be known, is virtually identical to its non-iDEN Curve counterparts. It gets Wi-Fi and a slightly more rugged exterior though.