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A new smartphone from RIM

RIM has introduced the new BlackBerry Curve 3G, an addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones for customers in South Africa. The new smartphone is now available from MTN and Vodacom.

Designed to provide the growing mass of smartphone purchasers with a distinctly powerful, approachable and affordable choice, the BlackBerry Curve 3G supports high-speed 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world and gives users the exceptional communications features they need to accomplish more than ever, when they’re at home, at work and everywhere in-between.

‚The BlackBerry Curve series has been very popular in South Africa and we are excited to introduce this new model to local customers,‚ said Deon Liebenberg, Regional Director for Sub-Sahara Africa at Research In Motion (RIM). ‚The new BlackBerry Curve 3G offers users fast performance and powerful features, together with an attractive design and an affordable price.‚

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone features a comfortable full-Qwerty keyboard for fast, accurate typing, optical trackpad for fluid navigation, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as dedicated media keys, so music lovers can easily access their tunes while on the go. The new smartphone also features a camera that can record video and a microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage. Support for 3G networks makes browsing faster, streaming music smoother, and gives users the ability to talk on the phone while they browse the web, instant message with BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) or share their location with friends on popular social networking sites.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G 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 for South African customers, subject to carrier certifications, in the coming months.

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