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Vodafone Malta and RIM Introduce the New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Malta


Introducing the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet

Birkirkara, Malta and Waterloo, ON, Canada - Vodafone Malta Ltd and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 in Malta. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected to family, friends and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, a next generation 512MHz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

Sporting a sleek new style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone incorporates a full-QWERTY keyboard and an intuitive trackball that allow easy typing and navigation. Its 3.2 megapixel camera, with auto focus, digital zoom, flash and video recording*, takes sharp, print-quality pictures. It also includes a microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot that supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that’s easily interchangeable.

Vodafone Malta Ltd Chief Executive Officer, Inaki Berroeta commented, “Now that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available in the Maltese market, professionals have the opportunity to manage their business and personal lives in a fast and flexible manner.”

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you stay easily connected to the people and information that matter most with a phone that looks and feels great,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

Vodafone Malta is offering the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone at €470 without a contract, however various discounts are being offered to customers based on the tariff plan selected. For example, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is being offered free as a special launch promotion on the Smart60+ post paid tariff.

Additional BlackBerry Curve 8900 Features:
At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimetres, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest and lightest full QWERTY BlackBerry® smartphone and features a sleek and refined design that feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use Preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go® allows users to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset The large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480x360 resolution) projects vivid color and makes images and text easier to view Enhanced web browsing and multimedia features deliver an exceptional mobile experience Quadband connectivity (GSM/GPRS/EDGE on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) supports global roaming The BlackBerry Curve 8900 also provides flexible connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and can help people find their way with its GPS capabilities BlackBerry® Internet Service support, which allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, which tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® to provide organizations with secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data with advanced security and IT policy controls Instant messaging with BlackBerry® Messenger, Google® Talk, Windows Live Messenger™ and Yahoo! ® Messenger

*Video recording requires a microSD card, which may be sold separately


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