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TMCNet:  RIM introduces two new BlackBerry smartphones in Kenya

[September 05, 2012]

RIM introduces two new BlackBerry smartphones in Kenya

Sep 05, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Research In Motion, or RIM, has introduced two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220, in Kenya.

The new Curve smartphones offer the keyboards for quick and easy typing, and they even feature a new dedicated BBM key to bring the power of RIM's mobile social network up in an instant, the company said.

According to the company, key features include: preloaded apps for Facebook and Twitter, allowing customers to interact with their friends and other contacts in real time; 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; an integrated camera which supports video recording. Pictures taken with the BlackBerry Curve 9320 can also be tagged with their location with the built-in GPS; Long battery life with up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours; and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Waldi Wepener, regional director for East, West and Central Africa at Research In Motion says: "BlackBerry Curve smartphones have been extremely popular in Kenya, offering affordable access to BBM and other popular social networks. The new compact and stylish BlackBerry Curve models offer improved battery life and a truly unique messaging and social networking experience that will appeal especially to Kenyan customers who want to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time, or existing BlackBerry Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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