RIM and Globe launches latest Blackberry Curve smartphones

Yesterday, Research In Motion (RIM) and Globe Telecom announced the launch of the latest smartphones in the Curve series – the Blackberry Curve 9220, which is available in the market TODAY and the Blackberry Curve 9320, which is already available for pre-order.

These new Curves target the socially-connected consumers in the market by having Blackberry messaging and social-centric features and apps. The launch was held in Prive Luxury Club in The Fort Strip and the theme was “Rock the Night” where guests can sing with the band Trinidad in Rockeoke fashion.

“These new Blackberry Curve smartphones are a great choice for customers who are upgrading to a smartphone for the first time as well as existing Curve customers who are looking for a step up in speed and functionality. They provide an amazing user experience with all the unique social networking benefits needed to help Philippine customers ‘join the conversation’ and stay connected to the people and information that matter most throughout the day.” – says Hastings Singh, the Managing Director, South Asia at RIM.

Here’s something new: The new Curve smartphones come with a dedicated BBM button at the side of the unit allowing users to access their Blackberry Messenger with just one push of a button. Other apps included in the smartphone are Facebook for Blackberry, Twitter for Blackberry, Social Feeds 2.0 (an app to post updates to multiple social applications and capture updates from RSS feeds). Both Curve smartphones are equipped with the Blackberry 7.1 OS, a built-in FM radio (that won’t require data services to use) and a long lasting battery that lets you have 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of FM radio listening/music playback with headphones.

The Blackberry Curve 9320 comes with additional features including Mobile Hotspot support which lets you share your mobile data connection with up to 5 WiFi enabled devices – this I like considering BIS is cheaper than ordinary broadband! This unit also has a camera with flash and also supports location-tagging because of its built-in GPS. The Curve 9320 also runs on 3G  while the Curve 9220 can only do EDGE.

The Blackberry Curve 9220 will be available for free with Plan 499 + P99 unlimited Blackberry Chat subscription. The Blackberry Curve 9320 on the other hand will come free with My Super Plan Blackberry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999.

If you’re not looking into getting a postpaid plan, you can get the Blackberry Curve 9220 for P9,990 and the Blackberry Curve 9320 for P11,990. What an affordable price! I was pleasantly surprised when they announced the prices of these Curve smartphones because it’s a whole lot more affordable than previous Curve models when they were released in the market. It looks like I’ll be expecting more friends to join the bandwagon with Blackberry Messenger!

Get the Blackberry Curve 9220 or Blackberry Curve 9320 under Globe My Super Plan by visiting Globe stores, calling 730-1010 or checking out their website – http://blackberrycurve.globe.com.ph/.


4 Comments

  1. Griswold /

    Is there any difference between the two physically?

  2. Hey Griswold! The Blackberry Curve 9320 is black and has that silver finish around it while the Curve 9220 is all-black. Other than that, they look very similar to each other.

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