• Caribbean Gets the 9220 and 9320 BlackBerry Phones

    Hey Mon!! For those of you in the Caribbean, RIM is releasing two new Curves by the end of June!! The 9320 and the 9220 models both with the dedicated BBM button. Not only that, but you'll also get $25 worth of free app downloads from BlackBerry App World, good until October 1, 2012. This release coincides with recent releases in Indonesia, India and Canada.

    So, if you're looking to upgrade a current older BlackBerry, buy a new one for a family member, or convert a different platform user to BlackBerry, give the Curve 9220 or Curve 9320 a shot.

    Press Release

    Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced two stylish new smartphones for socially-connected customers in the Caribbean. The new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220 smartphones feature all the market-leading messaging and social networking capabilities that have helped make BlackBerry smartphones popular across the Caribbean region. Designed to be easy to use and easy to own, these new models also each offer the longest lasting battery life yet in a BlackBerry Curve smartphone, allowing users to make the most of their day.

    “BlackBerry Curve smartphones are extremely popular in the Caribbean and widely regarded as the best messaging and social-centric smartphones available,” said Wes Nicol, Managing Director for the Caribbean at Research In Motion. “We have been working closely with our retail and carrier partners in the region to make it attractive and easy for customers to own either of these two new BlackBerry Curve smartphones.”

    The BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 have everything a customer needs to stay in touch with the people and things that matter most to them. They offer the best keyboards in their class for quick and easy typing, and they even feature a new dedicated BBM™ key to bring the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant.

    Customers can also easily interact with their social network in real time, using preloaded apps for Facebook® and Twitter®. In addition, the new Social Feeds 2.0 app is preloaded, allowing customers to post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view. The integrated camera supports video recording(1) and pictures taken with the Curve 9320 can be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS.

    The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones also feature a built-in FM radio that allows customers to tune into their favorite local stations, and listening to the FM radio does not require a data plan or use data services. With the long lasting battery in these smartphones, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of music playback or FM radio listening with headphones(2).

    The new smartphones come with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, which supports features such as Mobile Hotspot (Wi-Fi® sharing)(3) and Parental Controls, a brand new, on-device feature that provides parents and guardians with simple options to help protect children by restricting access to specific functions, features and applications.

    Free applications for download

    As part of the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 in the Caribbean, customers will be able to download a selection of apps (worth US$25) on BlackBerry App World™ for free(4). The offer is valid until October 1, 2012 and includes a wide range of apps including utilities, games, music apps and more. Nobex Radio Premium, Color ID, Screen Muncher and Photo Editor Ultimate are just a few of the popular apps that will be available through this promotional offer.

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