RIM introduces BlackBerry Curve 9320 with dedicated BBM key
A dedicated BBM key leaves you just one quick click from BlackBerry's social messaging network and the handset also offers a built-in FM radio allowing you to listen to your favorite tunes without using up data from your monthly plan. The battery life gives you up to 7 hours of talk time or 30 hours of FM radio talk and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with some pre-loaded apps like Facebook and Twitter and Social Feeds 2.0 app is also pre-loaded allowing users to post to multiple accounts and get updates from RSS feeds, social apps and IMs all from one application.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is equipped with a 2.44 inch QVGA non-touchscreen display. The 164 ppi pixel density is nothing to get excited about while a single-core processor will be running the show. 512MB of RAM is on board and the microSD slot can accept cards up to 32GB.
The 3.2MP camera offers an LED flash, video capture and can geotag photos using the camera's GPS. Since the BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes loaded with BlackBerry 7.1 OS, it comes with mobile hotspot functionality. More information will be coming from participating carrier such as pricing, color options launch date and availability of Parental Controls. The latter is a way for parents to keep children away from inappropriate content. Press Release
WATERLOO, ONTARIO - May 9, 2012) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers. The new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 smartphone features all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features that keep people connected, and it offers global 3G connectivity backed by long battery life to allow users to make the most of their day.
"The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is designed to make it incredibly easy for users to stay socially-connected," said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Smartphone Business at Research In Motion. "The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be especially popular with customers upgrading to a smartphone for the first time and existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality."
The BlackBerry Curve 9320
has everything a customer needs to stay in touch with the people and
things that matter most to them. It features a dedicated BBM™ key,
bringing the power of RIM's popular mobile social network up in an
instant, as well as the best keyboard in its class for quick and easy
typing. It includes a built-in FM radio, allowing users to tune into
their favorite local stations, and listening to the FM radio does not
require a data plan or use data services. Designed to allow both 3G
connectivity and long battery life, customers can get up to 7 hours of
talk time or up to 30 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
Customers can easily interact with their social network in real time,
using preloaded apps for Facebook® and Twitter®. The new Social Feeds
2.0 app is also preloaded, allowing users to post updates to multiple
social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news
sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view. The integrated camera includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone's built-in GPS.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS,
which supports features such as Mobile Hotspot and Wi-Fi® calling where
available.* Parental Controls is a brand new, on-device features that
provides parents and guardians with simple options to help protect
children by restricting access to specific functions, features and applications.
Pricing and availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be announced in conjunction with RIM's distribution partners. For more information please visit: http//worldwide.blackberry.com/blackberrycurve/9220-9320.
* Please check with your carrier for availability.
2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if it only had a touchscreen like the Bold that would be one attractive little Blackberry. o:
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh that's right, Blackberry users are scared of new things. sorry! so sorry! didn't mean to scare you guys with new ideas!
3. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Looks like those S60 Nokia phones... BB fans probably go ga ga on this phone also lol :D over priced and over rated.. thats what BlackBerry is all about!! :)
BlackBerry needs an overhaul if wanna survive!! Common RIM Give some competition to Apple and Samsung!!!! stop making these curve type crap phones!! no one wants them now!!!
4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Still think the bold 9900/9930 has the best design from RIM ahh just thinking about it RIM so foolish they could have had a great device, but made it subpar. Sad. And it's still $199 on sprint's website. Crazy!
7. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
This will fail if it's priced anything higher than $99.99 on contract. Might even have to start at $49.99. It's an improvement to the Curve line, no doubt, but not enough of one to make it compelling over other rivals, unless one is a super hardcore "crackberry" addict
8. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)
people here dont realize that RIM is stirring up BlackBerry10.. this is just an "entry level phone" which means this is for those who are just trying it out in the smartphone world..
even Samsung and all the other phone brands have entry level phones.. if only you guys coud be any smarter.. RIM is still the best OS.. Android is cheap..