RIM launches the BlackBerry Curve 9220 Smartphone in Indonesia

By Bla1ze on 24 Apr 2012 02:39 am EDT
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BlackBerry Curve 9220

Press Release

RIM Launches the New Easy to Use BlackBerry Curve 9220 Smartphone in Indonesia

‘Stop missing out’ with the sleek, stylish, and affordable BlackBerry Curve 9220

Jakarta, Indonesia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of its most affordable BlackBerry 7 smartphone for customers in Indonesia – the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220. Designed to be both easy to use and easy to own, this compact and sleek smartphone provides many features and apps that help users to ‘stop missing out’ and stay connected to the people and information that matter most throughout the day.

Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM, said: “The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a great upgrade for current feature-phone users, providing an amazing mobile experience with all the unique social networking benefits that the BlackBerry solution has to offer. The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 even integrates a dedicated BBM key, a new feature that many customers in Indonesia have asked for.”

Singh added: “The BlackBerry Curve 9220 offers Indonesians unmatched messaging and social connectivity features at an affordable price.”

The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone also offers the longest lasting battery life yet in a BlackBerry Curve model, allowing users to make the most of their day.

The dedicated BBM™ key on the BlackBerry Curve 9220 brings the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant. The Facebook® for BlackBerry and Twitter® for BlackBerry apps are included, as well as Social Feeds, which allows users to post updates to multiple social applications simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view.

Wtih BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 supports the full complement of BlackBerry services, and the smartphone's built-in Wi-Fi® can provide smooth and fast Internet browsing without incurring mobile data usage costs. It also includes a built-in FM radio, allowing users to tune into their favorite local stations, and listening to the FM radio does not require a data plan or use data services.

The user experience with this compact and sleek smartphone is further enhanced with a long lasting battery, giving users up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of music playback or FM radio listening on headphones.

Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, April 25, 2012), the BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone will be available for Rp. 1,999,000 from authorized partners PT. Teletama Artha Mandiri, PT. Selular Media Infotama and PT. Comtech Cellular.

For more information, please visit: http://id.blackberry.com/Curve or www.facebook.com/BlackBerryID

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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22 comments

kaffeboy

Why can't I buy this phone in the US?
I would have been happy to pay 200$ for this instead of my unlocked 8520 on ebay.

derrickps3

the US has it's own version of the new curve....why not get your own country's version?

berry4eva

because nobody sane enough would buy this in the US.

Rootbrian

Because it would be a bargain with the latest hardware and software!
-appreciate what you have!!

agentjucey

Gonna wait till it shows up on ebay or amazon and grab one.

bldshd

I ask myself the same thing about the white BlackBerry Bold 99xx..

ViralTrojan

IMO the 9360 looks better. Could it have the same battery EM-1 as the 9350?

rango10

I do not understand why RIM is continuing to push these 7.1 phones. Release 10 already and stop screwing around. It seems like they are pushing a new 7.1 phone ever two weeks. I'm not hating on it because I absolutely love my 9900, but this is getting a Lil ridiculous.

Robbie

lnichols

These are for countries that the vast majority of the population won't be able to afford BB10 devices until they are available for less than $200 off contract. OS 7 devices won't stop being made for a while because most of RIM's current growth are in markets where this phone is great, and where they are competing with low cost Android devices. I don't see anymore OS 7 devices being released in the US except for maybe prepaid carriers. They do however need BB10 ASAP for the US, Canada and every other developed markdet where they are losing tons of sales to high end Androids and iPhone. Hopefully BB Jam and BB world will show us some positive stuff that is coming soon and not be another display of cool vaporware.

SuperionMaximus

Oh you know there will be plenty of cool vaporware at BlackBerry World this year. Heck, since there is no product to launch the whole show will be vaporware. But as long as they have a thoroughly tested, complete product with the top apps available at launch later this year then BlackBerry 10 should be able to reclaim a good chunk of lost market share. Especially from Android. Just my opinion here, but I don't know that Android customers are all that loyal to Android and given that they are perfectly comfortable switching from one UI to the next depending on manufacturer, they likely would see no problems switching to BB 10 if the hardware is compelling and the apps are there. Apple customers are more trapped as they have a larger investment in the ecosystem and have more brand loyalty. Plus, as much as Windows Phone is riding on a wave of Nokia love right now, I don't think it's really taking off. I believe there is much more positive sentiment among average consumers for RIM then there ever will be for Microsoft. Customers have left RIM not because they hate the company but that they felt that the offerings were not up to par with the competition. I have little doubt that people will give BlackBerry 10 a look and if it's an actual complete platform this time I think customers will buy. But if it's a beta product with 10% of the apps currently on the playbook at launch, full of bugs and missing features, then it's dead in the water. We know the hardware will be competitive this time - please let there be a dedicated camera button and please let the resolution be 10-12 MP - as RIM has already said they're using a cutting edge SOC. But the software needs to be done, and the apps need to be there. The odds are against them, but I still believe that RIM can pull off the longshot and stage a comeback.

AfroZepher

Indeed. . . everyone will be watching in May. . .change the game RIM!!!

johnizomi

Good news, let RIM maintain their domination here. Especially for lower end to fight galaxy Y. We love BB cheap data plan as well, when I bridge to PB so I can watch u tube without extra charges. The design look pretty with keypad show it's effectiveness as a communicator. OS7 certainly far better compared with 8520.

Fr 9930 the greatest communicator ever

clvrbas

I am no analyst, but I think if RIM could have these phones on US and Canada pre paid at a ultra low price they could sell groves of these phone. Would be great for entry level or teens that just need rto communicate. I would take one if I could get it at a low price, all I use my berry for is texting, phone calls and email, docs to go and light web browsing.

kaffeboy

I'm totally with you. I'm currently on contract with AT&T and I used to have a 9700. However it broke when it fell out of my pocket back in december. I saved some money and I ordered a 8520 back in March through ebay (unlocked) since I'm leaving AT&T in october.

I would have loved to find this for 200$ instead of paying 150$ for an 8520. RIM needs to leave the door open for people like me. A poor -out of work- student that just got accepted into law school.

I've had iPhone and Androids, but I keep coming back to RIM for their qwerty keyboards, long battery life and the fact that these are phones...not toys. I have an iPod touch for that. I need this phone because of the battery life and that they are messaging machines.

guerllamo7

RIM is a global company taking care of each market it participates in.
Nice phone.

I actually tried our new U.S. Curve and found it surprisingly satisfying to use. I love my Bold 9930 but I can see why the curve is the best seller.

garnok22

wow a curve 8520 only it comes with a new design and slightly upgrade os but still overpriced

this one of the reason why blackberry are losing ,,, the competitors like samsung , HTC and other android manufacturer gives you a greater hardware specs ( HSDPA , GPS , better screen size and quality and some model come with a qwerty keyboard) ....with a same or less price , plus they have a lot selection of apps ...

in here (indonesia) for example BB 9900 priced are 6 million rupiah, , galaxy s2 4.5 million rupiah thats why many buy the cheapest BB available used it till its broken then used the rest of the money to buy an android device and constantly upgrade it ....( like me)

Rootbrian

Cannot handle OS 7.1. This is a new curve.

OniBerry

Phone looks great, and should do well in it's market.

birdman_36

What's with the physical buttons?

Rootbrian

I like them. Wish my 9900 was like that. ;)

AlienSlacker

I know alot of people who are starting to suffer from tech bull$hit overload and are just looking for a a basic phone with a minimal data plan. So I think this phone would do quite well in the US.

Jehnavi

The BlackBerry 9220 features the same layout as its predecessor – Curve 8520. It sports a 2.44 inch QVGA display below which is a row of shortcut keys with optical trackpad in the middle. The phone boasts the same old-style QWERTY keyboard with an addition of shortcut keys below it. The quality of the phone has been improved than what was found in Curve 8520, but still boasts the same plastic body. While using, you will find it solid, but you still have to keep in mind that the entire built is of plastic material. The right side of this device can be found with dedicated volume keys, below which is a camera key for easy clicking of images.
http://www.techiecop.com/cellphones/blackberry-cellphones/blackberry-cur...

BlackBerry Curve 9220