Telecom Lead India: To cash in on the 3G wave in India, Research
In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Curve 9320 for Rs 15,990.
The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone features offers 3G
connectivity backed by long battery life.
In the last few days, operators such as Reliance
Communications, MTNL, Idea Cellular, Airtel, and Vodafone reduced 3G tariffs.
Reduction in 3G tariff was an important step for operators
to improve 3G user base. Due to lack of availability of services, lack of
enough content, availability of cost effective handsets and tariffs affected
the uptake in 3G users.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone will be able to
generate interest among 3G users. However, the cost may be suitable for premium
The BlackBerry Curve series is extremely popular and
successful in India and we are excited to bring the new BlackBerry Curve 9320
to customers here. This new Curve model is designed to make it incredibly easy
for customers to be socially-connected, and we expect it will be especially
popular in the youth segment,” said Sunil Dutt, managing director, India
at Research In Motion.
The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is meant for Indian customers.
It features built-in FM radio.
Customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 30
hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
The new Social Feeds 2.0 app is also preloaded, allowing
customers to post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and
capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps
all in one consolidated view.
The integrated camera includes a flash and supports video
recording, and pictures can be tagged with their location using built-in
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with the new BlackBerry 7.1
OS and features Mobile Hotspot support.