BlackBerry Curve 9300 on sale on Rogers ahead of official unveil

It's no Torch but the BlackBerry Curve 9300 has gone up for sale through Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless, despite not having been officially announced by RIM themselves.  As expected, the Curve 9300 is pretty much an 8520 with a hot injection of 3G.  $79.99 – and a three-year agreement – gets you the handset, complete with a 3-megapixel camera, dual-band UMTS/HSPA, a 2.8-inch QVGA display but not, despite what Rogers' spec sheet reckons, Android 2.1 as the OS.

Meanwhile the Curve 9300 is accompanied by the Motorola FLIPOUT, also fresh to Rogers, and on sale in Canada now from $29.99 on new, three-year agreements.  That has a 2.8-inch touchscreen, MOTOBLUR and a rotating QWERTY keyboard; check out more details in our hands-on report here.

[via Unwired View]