Asia is really becoming the hot bed for BlackBerry these days. With huge sales in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries, RIM is making it's presence felt in major ways. Today, RIM announced that two new BlackBerry 7 devices, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry Curve 9220, are being introduced and made available in Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced two stylish new smartphones for socially-connected customers in Thailand. 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 in Thailand. Designed to be easy to use and easy to own, these new models both offer the longest lasting battery life yet in a BlackBerry Curve smartphone, allowing users to make the most of their day.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 smartphones offer truly unique and compelling messaging and social networking experiences for mobile users in Thailand. We believe that Thai customers will also appreciate the ease-of-use and affordability of these new models,” said Nicholas Horton, Managing Director, Indochina at RIM.
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 includes a flash and supports video recording, 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(1) of music playback or FM radio listening with headphones.
These new smartphones come with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS and include Parental Controls(2), 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. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 also features Mobile Hotspot support(2).
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is available today through BlackBerry authorized partners and distributors in Thailand. Availability dates for the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s distribution and carrier partners in Thailand.