Verizon is officially the first North American cellular provider to launch the Blackberry Curve 8330. As of this morning, Verizon now offers the high-end Blackberry with an integrated GPS receiver capable of utilizing the mobile company’s VZ Navigator or an alternate mapping solution.
The Blackberry Curve 8330 is the first Curve from Research In Motion that’s 3G-capable using Verizon’s EVDO network and also features a 2 megapixel camera, microSDHC slot with up to 8GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
So far, no release date, but Verizon is expected to price the Curve 8330 at $270 for a 2-yr plan. It’ll be available in silver with the usual Curve interface and third-party software support.
This announcement, from the CTIA conference, is expected to be followed by similar announcements from Sprint and Telus.