Monday, September 28, 2009

RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Indonesia


Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) on September 23 introduced the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone in Indonesia. The slim and stylish handset, a new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones, is scheduled to be available from Axis, Indosat, Telkomsel and XL in October.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 introduces an innovative touch-sensitive trackpad which makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for an exceptional navigation experience. It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature dedicated media keys, which are smoothly integrated along the top of the handset giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.

According to RIM, the user-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520 provides easy access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace), and features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing. It is also Wi-Fi-enabled and includes rich multimedia capabilities with easy access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.

“The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an incredibly approachable and feature-rich smartphone and it delivers all the great messaging, social networking and multimedia features that customers have come to love about BlackBerry smartphones,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Vice President, RIM Asia Pacific. “More and more people are switching from basic cell phones and the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an exceptional choice for first-time smartphone users.”


Full-QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation

256MB Flash memory and a 512Mhz next generation processor for enhanced performance

Premium phone features including voice activated dialing and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals

2 MP digital camera with zoom and video recording

Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes® or Windows Media® Player with the smartphone

BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo !, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments

Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, supporting up to 16 GB cards today and expected to support next generation 32GB cards when available; a 2GB card is included

Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)

Quad-band world phone: EGDE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)