Blackberry Curve 8900 Launched
RIM announced the availability of the much-anticipated Blackberry Curve 8900 smartphone in India.
The smaller sibling of the Bold, the Curve borrows from its classy design cues and offers users a host of features in a compact frame. The only thing some users might miss out is the option to go 3G. However, this might not be a major concern here in India, thanks to our lack of 3G coverage. The lack of the 3G chip could also mean a considerably lower price than the Bold or even the Storm (which incidentally does not have WiFi!)
The handset seems perfect for the businessman on the move. As for the design, you cannot but notice the chrome strip at the bottom and wonder if folks at Nokia were impressed with this so much that they decided to give a similar treatment to the E71.
BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features:
Dimensions: 109mm x 60mm x 13.5mm
Weight: 110 grams
Display: 2.4-inch HVGA+ (480x360) light-sensing display
Camera: A 3.2 MP with auto focus, image stabilization, digital zoom, flash and video recording
GPS: Built-in GPS and out-of-the-box support for 3rd party location-based applications and services
Programs: Instant messaging with Blackberry Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger
Support for Facebook, MySpace.com and Flickr
Multimedia: An advanced media player for music, video and pictures, including support for streaming audio and video
Browser: Supports full HTML and fast browsing with desktop-style depiction
Memory: MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot supporting cards of up to 16 GB
Battery: Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr with 5.5 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time
Others: BlackBerry Enterprise Server support with advanced security and IT controls for enterprise deployments.