Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced a new 3G addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve family of smartphones. Running on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, the new BlackBerry® CurveTM 3G smartphone (model 9330) will be available in business sales channels beginning Sept. 16.
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Key features and specifications:
Stylish new design (4.3″ x 2.4″ x .55″ and 3.7 oz.) with face finished in a mirror-like trim; black, soft-touch sides; and textured back for a comfortable, secure feel in the hand
35-key full QWERTY backlit keyboard for fast, accurate typing and optical trackpad for easy and fluid navigation
BlackBerry® Media Sync to easily sync music as well as photos with the smartphone
512 MB Flash memory and microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage
Built-in GPS with support for geo-tagging and location-based applications, including VZ Navigator®, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and the option to share the directions with others
Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) for fast browsing; smooth music streaming; and the ability to talk on the phone while browsing the Web, instant message with BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger), and share location with friends on popular social networking sites
Camera with video recording (requires a separately sold microSD card)
Industry-leading BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities
Easy mobile access to Facebook®, TwitterTM, MySpaceTM and Flickr® as well as popular instant messaging services
Support for BlackBerry App WorldTM, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones
Premium phone features, including voice-activated dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth® (2.1)
BlackBerry® 6 ready:
The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone ships with BlackBerry® 5 and is BlackBerry® 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry® smartphones that retains the trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh and engaging experience that is both powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, upon network certification, in the coming months.
Pricing and availability:
The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone (model 9330) will be available in business sales channels on Sept. 16, and it will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $29.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an Email and Web feature or an Email and Web for BlackBerry plan. Data plans for the BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone begin at $29.99 when added to any Nationwide voice plan. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.