Leaked Photos of BlackBerry Curve 9300 Surface

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The Curve range of BlackBerrys looks likely to grow from the 8500 model to the 9300 model—which brings it far too close to the higher-end Bold series, beginning with the 9000 and ending with the just-announced 9650.

These are the first leaked photos of the forthcoming 9300, and show the shiny bezel and optical trackpad which is fast becoming standard. It apparently includes 3G, Wi-Fi, and 256MB of internal memory, and has been shown running BlackBerry OS 5—no OS 6 love for the new Curve? That might be one way to differentiate between the two series of phones, with the more premium Bold range getting the new OS. Starting with the 9800 slider phone, right RIM? [CrackBerry]