RIM, with Globe, offers affordable BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220

Finally, Research In Motion is bringing the Blackberry experience down to the level of affordability as the Canadian smartphone maker together with Globe announced the availability of two new “affordable” BlackBerry 7 smartphones—the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry Curve 9220.

The compact BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry Curve 9220 both run on the latest BlackBerry 7.1 OS that promises faster browsing speeds and both feature the QWERTY keypad, a feature that made BlackBerry phones famous among the high-end users.

The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available from Globe under My Super Plan, or flexible and customizable postpaid plans that allow users to design their postpaid subscription based on their choice of consumable monthly amount, freebies, add-ons and devices.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available for free under Plan 499, plus P99 for unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription, while the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will come free with My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999.

Starting May 23, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available nationwide while the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be available for online pre-orders via www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 feature a new, dedicated BBM key, located on the left side of the handset. Press this once and the screen will show RIM’s popular mobile social network, making it easy for users to share experiences on BBM.

The Facebook for BlackBerry and Twitter for BlackBerry apps are included, 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.

The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones include a built-in FM radio and a battery that can generate up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours1 of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.

As a 3G handset, 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, including laptops and tablets. Its integrated 3.2 MP camera includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can also be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a 2G handset and features a 2 MP camera.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 will soon be available in the open market with SRPs of P9,920 for the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and P11,000 plus for the BlackBerry Curve 9320.

Interested subscribers can avail of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 under Globe My Super Plan by visiting Globe stores nationwide, calling 730-1010 or logging on to Globe’s website.

For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve or ph.blackberry.com/curve.