Orange has launched, in France, BlackBerry® Bold™, the first 3G+ BlackBerry® smartphone compatible with Orange mobile TV services and GPS+ navigation
Orange has announced the arrival in France of the BlackBerry® Bold™, available now to companies and individuals.
This top-of-the-range smartphone is the first 3G+ BlackBerry® with live TV and GPS+ navigation capability. The versatility and ergonomics of this smartphone make it ideal for both intensive professional as well as private use. The BlackBerry® Bold™ is part of the range designed and developed by RIM.
This latest BlackBerry® solution combines all the usual features with an ultra-luminous, high-resolution screen, providing additional comfort of use, performance and reliability.
BlackBerry® Bold™ as a telephone
This new smartphone offers customers both 2G quadri-band and 3G triple-band capability (for use in the American continent).
BlackBerry® Bold™ for information, directions and entertainment
The BlackBerry® Bold™ is a high-definition mobile handset that enables users to watch live television and on-demand videos on Orange World. With access to EDGE, 3G+ and Wi-Fi networks and its 480x320 pixel/ 65,000-colour screen, the BlackBerry® Bold™ offers a high level of comfort for browsing on the internet and the Orange World portal (news, financial information, traffic information, etc.).
In addition, the integrated Orange GPS+ technology, associated with the Orange Navigation software that can be downloaded from Orange World, provides customers with high-quality voice and graphic guidance for vehicles and pedestrians. The system provides integrated, real-time traffic information and the location of fixed radars, together with a database of European maps that are updated every quarter.
BlackBerry® Bold™ as a work tool
A complete, backlit AZERTY keyboard not only enables users of the BlackBerry® Bold™ to manage their appointments and contacts as if they were in the office but also offers real-time management of their e-mails with the display of attachments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Zip).
BlackBerry® Bold™ for multimedia use
The BlackBerry® Bold™ comes with a two mega pixel camera with flash and also has a video recorder and reader (WMV) and an audio reader (MP3).
This smartphone offers USB 2.0 and Bluetooth™ 2.0 connectivity and includes a 1Gb internal memory to store multimedia content.
The launch price in France for the BlackBerry® Bold™ is €199, VAT included, for a 12-month commitment period with an origami star, first or jet plan for the general public and €189, VAT included, for companies with a 24-month commitment period.
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