Research In Motion (RIM) and Globe Telecom announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones in Teal Blue, giving Globe BlackBerry subscribers more color options when purchasing two of the most popular BlackBerry Curve smartphones.
Launched in May, the Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 models are the latest and most affordable BlackBerry 7 smartphones in the market today. The devices have quickly gained popularity among customers who desire a sleek and stylish smartphone with industry-leading messaging and social-centric features for them to share life as it happens.
The two Teal Blue smartphones are now available from Globe under Globe My Super Plan, a portfolio of fully-customizable postpaid plans that allow customers to design their postpaid subscription based on their choice of consumable monthly amounts, freebies, add-ons and devices.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is available for free at My Super Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription, which comes with a P499 monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, unlimited access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and 2 freebies for as low as P598 per month. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is available for free at My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 with unlimited mobile surfing, P400 monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, and 1 freebie for only P999 per month.
“The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones have been very well received by Philippine customers since they were launched in May and we are delighted to add the Teal Blue models to the line-up. The new Curve smartphones are an excellent choice for people who are upgrading to a smartphone for the first time as well as existing Curve customers who are looking for a step up in speed and functionality,” said Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM.
“As the first Philippine telco to bring the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and BlackBerry Curve 9320 to the country, we are happy to take the excitement a notch higher by giving subscribers the flexibility not only to choose the perfect Globe postpaid plan for themselves, but also to select their preferred device color, giving them a more personalized and customized experience,” said Martha Sazon, Head for Globe Postpaid.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the 9320 smartphones feature a new, dedicated BBM key that brings the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant, making it incredibly easy to share experiences on BBM. Facebook and Twitter apps are also pre-loaded, as well as Social Feeds 2.0, which allows users to post updates to multiple social applications simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view.
With BlackBerry 7.1 OS, the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones include a built-in FM radio, and listening to the FM radio does not require a data plan or use data services. With the long lasting battery in these smartphones, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours1 of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with additional features including Mobile Hotspot support, which allows customers to share their mobile data connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.