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The first signs of the BlackBerry 9300 (code-named Kepler), there were indications that it would be a modest follow-up to the BlackBerry 8500 series Curves. Now that the first pictures of the device have surfaced, we can see that sums it up pretty nicely. Compared to the 8520 and 8530, the only real additions in the 9300 are Wi-Fi 802.11n (which in my experience doesn’t amount to a lot), 3G on the GSM version, OS 5.0 (although the 8520 has already been updated from 4.6 to 5.0 in some places), and an upgrade in RAM from 128 MB to 256 MB. The casing is more or less identical, minus the frets between the Menu, back, call and hang up keys, and a new chrome border. The top-mounted media keys, 320 x 240 QVGA display, battery door style, and integrated side convenience keys are all the same.