Blackberry introduces the Curve 9220 and 9320
Two new Blackberry devices, the Blackberry Curve 9220 and the Curve 9320 hit the local market last week with manufacturer Research In Motion highlighting their social media capabilities and long lasting battery life. They are both QWERTY devices with a keyboard and a dedicated BBM button to bring up Blackberry Messenger up instantly. The devices were simultaneously launched in Kenya and Nigeria and are expected to be distributed to influentials and VIPs soon under a seeding programme.
RIM senior manager for corporate communications in the EMEA region, Georgina Hart and the company's PR Agency, Africa Practice plan to carry out a number of PR activities around the device and were reportedly to have a Facebook launch. According the RIM, Key features of the two devices include: Preloaded apps for Facebook® and Twitter®, allowing customers to easily interact with their friends and other contacts in real time
The new Social Feeds 2.0 app, allowing customers 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 A built-in FM radio that does not use data services, allowing customers to tune into their favorite local stations
An integrated camera which supports video recording. Pictures taken with the BlackBerry Curve 9320 can also be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS. Inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity.