When I was at the RIM Campus in Waterloo, Ontario last month I got a chance to take a look at the BlackBerry 7 OS running BlackBerry Curve 9380 (a.k.a Orlando) and have some hands on time with it. I then got a chance to really play with it and posted the review you can find right here on BerryReview.com. I spent some time with Brendan Desajardin of the Curve franchise marketing management team who gave me a walkthrough of the device.
According to Brendan, 98% of carriers are going to have it come with a 2 GB MicroSD card in the box. As I mention in my review, mine didn’t come with an SD card of any size but it was a review device so can’t take that to mean anything.
The target for this device is emerging markets – I guess Canada is an exception because we are the home of RIM – and no word at the time of if it was coming out in the USA. No CDMA version of the 9380 is planned but we have already seen in Canada an AWS antenna variant for 1700/2100 MHz networks such as Mobilicity (who has released it), WIND, Videotron, or in the USA, T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell.
Bendan also showed me on his own personal device the game called 3D Rollercoaster Rush Jurassic 2 which will be installed with the Curve 9380 and is a full game not just a trial. Check out the video below.