Rogers Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) today announce the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 delivers a sleek, new twist on a classic style, and it is the thinnest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date. It combines quad-band EDGE support with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a 512 MHz next-generation processor and a dazzling 480 x 360, high-resolution display. Here is more info:
With an expansive feature-set including a powerful media player and 3.2 megapixel camera, as well as advanced phone, email, messaging, organizer and web browser applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone makes it incredibly easy to connect with family, friends and co-workers and to stay both productive and entertained while on the go.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone from Rogers Wireless features:
* A refined, streamlined design ? the handset weighs just 110 grams and measures only 109mm x 60mm x 13.5mm * A brilliant 2.4 inch HVGA+ light-sensing display that makes pictures and videos come to life * A 3.2 MP digital camera including auto focus, digital zoom, flash, image stabilization and video recording * Built-in GPS supporting TeleNav GPS Navigator and BlackBerry Maps -- providing maps, step-by-step directions, and local searches -- as well as support for geotagging pictures * Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) with support for Rogers TalkSpot service * The Rogers Do More portal enabling access to a variety of mobile applications for business and personal use * Instant messaging with BlackBerry Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger * Support for the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application, which enables fast, streamlined and optimized mobile access to the popular Facebook social utility * An advanced media player for music, video and pictures, including support for streaming audio and video * An enhanced web browser that displays full web pages quickly, for a desktop-style browsing experience wherever you are * MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot supporting cards up to 16 GB, ideal for storing songs, pictures, videos and documents * Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides approximately 5.5 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time * DataViz Documents To Go preinstalled, enabling customers to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the smartphone * Support for BlackBerry Media Sync, giving users a simple way to sync iTunes digital music collections with the smartphone * Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, enhanced background noise cancellation, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals * BlackBerry Internet Service support that allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts * BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments with advanced security and IT controls
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Beginning today, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is available from Rogers from $179.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $45 per month from Rogers. Some conditions apply.