By Evan Blass | August 30, 2010 1:57 PM
It looks like the first version of RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 will be hitting the US as part of T-Mobile’s lineup, with a Facebook update telling us to expect the OS 5-powered handset to arrive September 8th for $80 on contract. We’ve already seen the Curve 3G in North America under Canadian carrier Rogers’ tentpole, and leaked documents have suggested that this traditionally-shaped ‘Berry will also be coming to Sprint as the 9330.
In other BlackBerry news, RIM has been given a 60 day reprieve by the Indian government while the company’s proposals are studied. Like several other countries, India has threatened to outlaw BlackBerry service because of fears that the encryption is too secure, making eavesdropping more difficult than if the servers were locally based and more accessible to law enforcement. RIM has reportedly made concessions already in countries like Saudi Arabia, though it assures users that it has not “compromised its core security features.”