Lead India: Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Curve 9220 that
will be available from April 19 from authorized retailers and distributors.
It is expected to be available in other markets starting in the coming weeks.
“India is a very important market for RIM and we are extremely
proud and excited to officially unveil and launch the new BlackBerry Curve 9220
for the first time here in India,” said Carlo Chiarello, SVP, Smartphone
Business at Research In Motion.
The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone offers the longest
lasting battery life, giving Indian mobile users up to 7 hours of talk time
or up to 28 hours of music playback or FM radio listening on headphones.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 offers a unique mobile experience
that young Indians will love thanks to its affordable pricing and unmatched
messaging and social connectivity features,” said Sunil Dutt, Managing Director
for India at RIM.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 features a dedicated BBM key. The
Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry apps and Social Feeds are
BlackBerry 7.1 OS supports the full complement of BlackBerry
services and the smartphone’s built in Wi-Fi can provide fast Internet browsing
without incurring mobile data usage costs. It includes a built-in FM radio,
allowing users to tune into their local stations, and listening to the FM radio
does not require a data plan or use data services.
As part of the launch in India, BlackBerry Curve 9220 customers
can download a selection of apps from BlackBerry App World worth Rs 2500, for
free. The offer is valid until June 30, 2012 and includes a range of
apps that will roll out in a phased manner, including utilities, games and
Pencil Camera, Photo Studio Pro, Horoscope Oracle – Follow Your
Lucky Stars, Drive Safely Pro and Ultimate Cricket are just a few of the
popular apps that will be available through this promotional offer.