RIM 'puts BlackBerry on a diet'

21 January 2009 — 2:30 PM

Consumers weighing up the latest phones may be interested in a review that suggests the new BlackBerry has corrected a problem it had in the past.

The Daily Telegraph's Techbyte page states this week that in the past Research In Motion (RIM) - the company behind the smartphone range - has produced devices that are a little too big.

However, it adds with the new Curve 8900 model, RIM has addressed this issue and created a device that is much more portable and comfortable to hold.

It states for this reason, the 8900 "puts things right" in being "noticeably slimmer than the Bold and Storm" - while still finding room for integrated Wi-Fi and a full qwerty keyboard.

The article concludes that overall RIM has put together a "tremendous phone", but adds the lack of 3G connectivity is a "disappointing omission".

RIM's BlackBerry Storm, the first touchscreen model to be launched by the firm, is available now to Vodafone customers - which could inspire some to recycle their used mobiles.

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