Poland – PTK Centertel (Orange) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced availability of the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 smartphone in Poland. Powered by the new BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS), the new BlackBerry Curve extends the range of BlackBerry 7 smartphones from Orange, all available on the Orange dla Firm offer.
Orange will offer the BlackBerry Curve 9360 from 1 PLN + VAT (with the “Optymalny” and “Optymalny z Internetem” service plans). In addition, customers choosing the recently launched BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810 or BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 (which are also powered by the BlackBerry 7 OS) can benefit from a special promotion that gives customers free use of Orange Navigation for 24 months.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone builds on the incredible success of the BlackBerry Curve line,” said Paul Lucier, Managing Director at Research In Motion. “This new Curve model is absolutely stunning and provides an ideal choice for customers who are looking to upgrade their existing feature phone or existing BlackBerry Curve with an affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially-connected smartphone.”
Everything You Need
The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is slim, stylish and simply beautiful. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. GPS and Wi-Fi® support are also included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.
In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 OS, the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones feature a range of powerful hardware enhancements including upgraded processors, displays and memory, and built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
Best In Class Communications and Social Experiences
The BlackBerry Curve 9360 delivers the world’s best mobile communications and social experiences with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day:
- The latest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) is pre-loaded and now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the ‘BBM connected’ app.
- The updated Social Feeds (2.0) app has been extended to capture updates from media and favorites all in one consolidated view.
- The new Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones (2.0) app introduces features like Facebook chat and BBM integration that makes it easier for users to connect with their Facebook friends in real time utilizing push notifications.
- Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones also delivers a deeply integrated experience including use of real time push notifications and Social Feeds integration.
Next-Generation BlackBerry 7 OS
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones to deliver a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience. Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also enabled smoother navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
BlackBerry 7 also includes a number of other pre-loaded applications and integrated functionality for increased productivity and collaboration right out of the box:
- The Premium version of Documents To Go is included free of charge, offering users powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer.
- BlackBerry® Protect is pre-loaded, offering customers the peace of mind that personal data can be backed up and secured in the cloud. With BlackBerry Protect, users can locate their misplaced BlackBerry smartphone using GPS or remotely turn up the ringer for an audible notification if their handset is close-by.
- BlackBerry® Balance is integrated in BlackBerry 7, allowing users to enjoy the full BlackBerry smartphone experience for both work and personal purposes without compromising the IT department’s need for advanced security and IT controls.
- The popular universal search capability has also been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can now simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. 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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