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Trade up your old Curve

Vodacom subscribers who own a BlackBerry Curve 8520 can upgrade to the new Curve 9320 or other BlackBerry 7.1 OS enabled phone at Edgars, Jet Cellular and CNA branches.

If you’re a Vodacom subscriber and own a BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone, rush to an Edgars, Jet Cellular or CNA branch to trade up your device to a brand-new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone or any other BlackBerry 7.1 OS enabled smartphone.

You’ll get R600 for your old smartphone, which means you’ll effectively pay only R1999.90 for a new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone, worth R2599.90.

All devices that are able to run the BlackBerry 7.1 OS qualify, subject to stock availability. Your choice includes the BlackBerry Curve 9320,BlackBerry Curve 9360, BlackBerry Curve 9380, BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Bold 9790, and BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones. These devices include cool features like battery saving functionality, parental controls, 3G connectivity, personal mobile hotspot capability, and the power and seamless integration of the BlackBerry® 7.1 operating system.

Trading up involves a few simple steps:

1. Back up your data by using BlackBerry Protect, a free application designed to help keep the information on your BlackBerry smartphone secure. BlackBerry Protect will also make it easy to restore and transfer your device settings, contacts and calendar items to your new BlackBerry smartphone. Alternatively, you can back up your data on your PC by using the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

2. Visit a participating Edgars, Jet Cellular or CNA store, where a representative will run a quick test on your BlackBerry smartphone for power on and to see if the screen is undamaged.

3. Get your new BlackBerry 7.1 OS enabled smartphone immediately and receive R600 off the purchase price.

The offer is subject to in-store stock availability and is valid until 7 October 2012. The offer is limited to the first 24,000 customers who bought their BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones from Vodacom.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS

BlackBerry 7.1, the latest version of the BlackBerry smartphone OS, delivers a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps. It includes a next generation BlackBerry browser, which provides a fast, fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry, and comes with a number of pre-loaded applications that keep customers connected and productive throughout the day.

BlackBerry 7.1 incorporates BlackBerry Tag, a new way to share content with other BlackBerry customers using near field communications (NFC) technology. By tapping two NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones together, customers can share contact information, pictures, a URL from the browser or documents. BlackBerry Tag can also be used to invite a friend to BBM or to pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth device.

With BlackBerry 7.1, customers can turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.


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