Sprint and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone wiht a flip form factor and a full QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry Style features the new BlackBerry 6 operating system and a wide range of advanced communications and multimedia capabilities. It will be available in the United States only from Sprint beginning on Oct. 31. Here is more info on the BlackBerry Style 9670:
The BlackBerry Style features a full QWERTY BlackBerry keyboard that makes email, messaging and real-time chats with BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) incredibly easy. It also comes with many advanced features, including a 5MP camera with flash and support for video recording, built-in GPS for location-based apps and geo-tagging, Wi-Fi for faster connectivity and extended data coverage, and an expandable memory slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.
? BlackBerry service supports up to 10 business and personal email accounts, plus BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express support for corporate email installations ? 5MP camera for picture and video capture with flash, zoom and image stabilization ? Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) ? 512MB RAM; 8GB microSD Card included, with support for cards up to 32GB ? BlackBerry App World for the ultimate in personalization and utility ? Features built-in GPS for mapping your location, conducting local searches, receiving audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, and utilizing the E911 emergency location services where available ? Visual Voicemail, voice dialing and speakerphone for hands free calling ? Advanced media player for listening to music, viewing pictures and watching videos, with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack ? Bluetooth 2.1 enabling hands-free, short-range wireless communication using a Bluetooth headset and wireless uploading/downloading to or from a computer; also, supports Bluetooth Stereo capabilities ? DataViz Documents To Go suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft? Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere ? View and update your calendar, schedule appointments, check your task list and more while on the go; also includes a calculator, alarm clock and memo pad ? Sprint Football Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile ? Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
? Operating System: BlackBerry 6 ? Form factor: Elegant, flip form factor with full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad navigation ? Networks: 800/1900 MHz CDMA EVDO Rev. A ? Dimensions: Open ? 6.9 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.7 inches (175.5mm x 60mm x 18.5mm) ? Closed ? 3.8 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.7 inches (96mm x 60mm x 18.5mm) ? Weight: 4.6 ounces (131 grams) ? Display: Internal ? 2.7 inch QVGA (360 x 400) External ? 2 inch QVGA (240 x 320) ? Battery Specifications: Li-Ion Battery (1150 mAh) ? Talk Time: Up to 4.5 hours
The BlackBerry Style smartphone will be available nationally on Oct. 31 for $99.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement with activation on a Sprint Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan or Everything plan with data. Sprint?s industry-leading Everything Data or Business Advantage Messaging and Data plans include unlimited Web, texting and calling on the Nationwide Sprint Network to every mobile in America with Any Mobile, Anytime. Everything Data plans start at $69.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges).
With the Sprint Free Guarantee, customers can take advantage of the BlackBerry Style smartphone for 30 days. If not completely satisfied, customers may return the device within 30 days to get reimbursed for the device purchase and activation fee, get both the early termination and restocking fees waived, and receive a full refund for the monthly service plan charges.
Sprint is also offering customers an opportunity to reserve the Steel Grey BlackBerry Style smartphone for purchase beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19, while supplies last. The Royal Purple BlackBerry Style smartphone will be available in November.
Customers can reserve their smartphone for purchase at www.sprint.com/bbstyle Customers who reserve the BlackBerry Style smartphone will be able to complete their purchase beginning Sunday, Oct. 31, and must complete their purchase no later than 6 p.m. local time on Monday, Nov. 1. Through the reservation process, customers will be able to reserve their new BlackBerry Style smartphone online, pick it up in a Sprint Store and receive the full retail experience, including Sprint?s Ready Now service.