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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