Orange and RIM Launch the Sleek, New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in spain
Introducing the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a wide range of powerful communications and multimedia features and an elegant design
Madrid, Spain and Waterloo, ON - Orange and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the sleek, new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone, an stylish, compact and feature-packed smartphone focused on the professional and personal needs of Orange Spain customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a quad-band smartphone – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz -- providing global connectivity support with fast data access and web browsing. It combines phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, and features built-in Wi-Fi®, GPS and Bluetooth®, as well as a next generation processor (512 MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.
At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeters, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry® smartphone to date and comes with a sleek and refined design that feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use. It’s large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480x360 resolution) projects vivid color and makes text, pictures and video a pleasure to view. It provides flexible connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and can help people find their way with its GPS capabilities.
In addition to its sleek and new style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features a full-QWERTY keyboard and intuitive trackball that allow easy typing and navigation. With its new 3.2 megapixel camera, with auto focus, digital zoom, flash and video recording*, you can take sharp, print-quality pictures. The microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone can be used with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, which offers enterprises advanced security and IT administration in IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments, as well as BlackBerry® Professional Software for SMEs. It can also be used with BlackBerry® Internet Service, which enables access to up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP accounts) from a single device. With the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone, users can also edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents directly on the smartphone using the preinstalled Documents to Go® application from DataViz®.
Orange Spain offers a very competitive portfolio of flat rates associated with the BlackBerry solution that are adapted to the different needs of customers with a focus on managing and containing costs.
For customers who are only interested in email access on the go, Orange Spain offers a flat rate for unlimited email on BlackBerry® Internet Service at a cost of 9€/month. New customers to Orange can enjoy a special offer of 4.5€/month during the first three months.
For those clients who are interested in managing email, accessing the Internet and running additional wireless applications, Orange offers a flat rate for BlackBerry Internet Service at a cost of only 15€/month.
*Video recording requires a microSD card, which may be sold separately
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. 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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