Thursday, May 31, 2007

New Curve is smallest Blackberry with QWERTY

The BlackBerry Curve, the smallest and lightest full QWERTY BlackBerry handset, is available starting today, exclusively from Cingular/AT&T in North America.

The Curve measures just 4.2" x 2.4" x 0.6", weighs about 3.9 oz., and builds on the popular BlackBerry handset technology to offer additional features and multimedia capabilities while maintaining exceptional battery life, according to the manufacturer. The Curve is the first BlackBerry handset to offer a 2 megapixel camera and spell checker for e-mail.

The Blackberry Curve is styled in a liquid silver finish with chrome highlights, smooth edges and soft curves. It combines the e-mail and messaging capabilities, premium phone features, comprehensive organizer and fast Internet browser with a new 2 megapixel camera with zoom, enhanced media player and new desktop media manager, microSD expandable memory slot and trackball navigation system. Other features include AT&T Music subscription services, TeleNav Maps to provide users with maps and driving directions, and integrated Push to Talk.

The BlackBerry Curve uses AT&T's EDGE high-speed national wireless data network. It's quadband, to work in more than 130 countries.

The BlackBerry Curve will be available for as low as $199.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate beginning May 31 in AT&T (formerly Cingular Wireless) retail stores, online, through select national retailers and various AT&T business channels.

Customers who want personal e-mail access and Web browsing with BlackBerry Internet Service can choose the BlackBerry Personal Unlimited plan for as low as $29.99 a month with a qualified voice contract. Unlimited corporate e-mail access via BlackBerry Enterprise Server is as low as $44.99 a month when a qualified voice plan is also chosen or when customers who travel overseas can have unlimited e-mail access internationally for as low as $64.99 a month with a qualified voice plan. Unlimited Cingular Push to Talk service is available for an additional monthly charge of $9.99 per device and $19.99 for Push to Talk Family. AT&T Push to Talk also features a pay-per-use option of $.15 a minute. TeleNav GPS Navigator monthly service is available for $5.99 for 10 trips or $9.99 for unlimited trips. As features within AT&T Music, XM Satellite Radio and MusicID require monthly subscription fees of $8.99 and $3.99, respectively. CLICK for more. (This is a preview, not a review)

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