T-Mobile has announced it will start selling the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 in stores from Friday 12 December.

The 3G-less Curve is one of RIM's smallest smartphones to date and offers the usual BlackBerry functionality along with Wi-Fi and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be free from T-Mobile for customers who sign up to a £35 contract which gives users unlimited push email and web browsing.

It seems T-Mobile will be the first UK operator to sell the phone - it will be available from Carphone Warehouse from 20 December, but there's no definite word on pricing yet.

Vodafone has told Pocket-lint they should be getting the device in time for Christmas, but has not confirmed details.

O2 has announced that the 8900 will be available to customers from 5 January 2009 from free up to £234 depending on tariffs.