Remember the budget-friendly BlackBerry Curve 9320 that was announced a couple of months ago? Its CDMA variant known as the BlackBerry Curve 9310 is coming to Verizon in just a few short days. The handset is oriented towards first time smartphone users that want to stay connected to friends and family via social networks even when they are out and about.
Needless to say, BBM comes installed on the BlackBerry Curve 9310, and to make the experience even more pleasant, the smartphone is equipped with a dedicated BBM button on the side. Clients for Facebook and Twitter are on board as well, and that hardware QWERTY keyboard should come in handy when typing those long emails and wall posts. VZ Navigator comes pre-loaded bringing free, turn-by-turn navigation to Curve 9310 owners.
In terms of hardware, there isn't much that can make the BlackBerry Curve 9310 shine. It comes with a 2.44-inch, QVGA non-touchscreen display and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Wi-Fi and GPS are included as well, and the microSD card slot can accommodate cards of up to 32GB in size.
As far as pricing goes, the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will set you back $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate, as long as you don't mind signing a 2-year contract with Verizon. Speaking of contracts, getting the handset requires a subscription to a Share Everything plan, which starts at $80 monthly and includes unlimited talk, texts, and 300MB of data.
source: Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless And RIM Announce New BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 Smartphone
Easy-to-Use BlackBerry Smartphone with all the Tools to Stay Productive and Social
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and WATERLOO, Ontario, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone, a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a slim and easy-to-use smartphone ready to help customers make the move from a basic phone to a smartphone. It includes all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric applications that let customers easily connect to the people and things that matter most to them. Running on BlackBerry 7.1, the Curve 9310 also features the iconic BlackBerry keyboard for quick and easy typing and a dedicated BBM™ key for instant access to RIM's popular mobile social network.
Facebook® and Twitter™ apps allow customers to easily interact with their social network in real time, and, with the new Social Feeds 2.0 app, they can post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS feeds), social apps and instant messaging apps, all in one consolidated view.
3.2-megapixel camera – easily share pictures and video with friends through text, BBM, Facebook and Twitter
VZ Navigator® capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share directions with others
On-device Parental Controls – customers can grant as little or as much access to the Internet, social networking and messaging as they see appropriate. Create a select list of contacts for both incoming and outgoing calls
microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB
Pricing and availability
The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 12 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
New customers who purchase the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will need to subscribe to a Share Everything plan starting at $80 monthly access for unlimited talk and text messaging and 300 MB of data. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything for additional information on data plans.
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