Also today in International news, Orange Romania and RIM have announced the release of the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry Curve 8320. The BlackBerry Curve 8320 features a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.
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Orange and RIM Introduce the BlackBerry Curve 8320 Smartphone in Romania
Bucharest, Romania and Waterloo, ON – Orange Romania and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced the availability of the Wi-Fi®-enabled BlackBerry® Curve™ 8320 smartphone in Romania. Orange Romania offers a growing portfolio of BlackBerry® products and services to enable customers to select the BlackBerry® solution that best meets their needs.
The BlackBerry Curve 8320, with its elegant design and powerful mix of features, is as perfect for staying close to friends and family as it is for a busy day at work. It features RIM’s smallest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone design and comes in a stylish, liquid silver finish. It also features a two megapixel camera, a music and video player, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and a microSD card slot for expandable memory storage. Orange Romania will also include a 1GB microSD card with each new BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone.
The quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE -enabled BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone includes renowned BlackBerry smartphone features such as push-email, phone, web browser, text messaging, MMS, Instant Messaging (IM), organiser applications and more. Through its built-in Wi-Fi, the BlackBerry Curve 8320 can also gain extended data coverage over corporate campus Wi-Fi networks, home networks and hotspots, with the ability to seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi and GSM data networks.
“Orange is committed to providing the best selection of devices to ensure that our customer’s wide-ranging needs are met, whether for the ability to connect to Wi-Fi services or the need to access email on the move. The addition of the BlackBerry Curve 8320 combines the features you'd expect from a BlackBerry smartphone along with a suite of multimedia features that should prove popular with Orange customers,” said Ciprian Raglean, Business Division Manager at Orange Romania.
Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA at RIM added: “The BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone will offer Orange customers in Romania access to a powerful communications solution along with a suite of multimedia features for watching videos, capturing and sharing pictures, as well as listening to music. Coupling its industry-leading mobile applications with the ability to connect over Wi-Fi networks makes the BlackBerry Curve 8320 a compelling smartphone for Orange users across Romania.”
The new BlackBerry Curve 8320 from Orange is available in Orange retail stores throughout Romania.
Key features of the BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone from Orange include:
• Small and lightweight design at 107mm x 60mm x 15.5mm and approximately 111g
• Full QWERTY keyboard for easy text entry
• Large, ultra-bright 320×240 colour display for vibrant imagery
• Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity for expanded coverage, as well as faster Web browsing
• 2-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, built-in flash, self-portrait mirror and full-screen viewfinder
• High-performance HTML browser for visiting favourite Web sites while on the go
• Ultra-thin, high-capacity, removable battery
• BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support — tightly integrates with IBM Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange, and Novell® GroupWise®, and features IT policy controls for IT departments to manage usage and deployments
• BlackBerry® Internet Service support — allows access to up to 10 supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!® and Gmail®
• Support for popular instant messaging clients including Yahoo!® and Google®
• Advanced media player with search capabilities, full-screen video playback, stereo Bluetooth® support (A2DP/AVRCP), 3.5mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls – supports MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA audio and MPEG4, H.263 and WMV video formats
• Intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball, dedicated 'menu' and 'escape' keys, and context-sensitive menus that make navigation feel instinctive and fast
• Intuitive call management features such as smart dialling, conference calling, speed dialling and call forwarding
• Expandable memory storage via microSD expansion slot