RIM has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 9220, This latest BB Curve is now thinner, sleeker and sexier and comes with BlackBerry OS 7.1. Along this Blackberry 9220 is the first BlackBerry to come with FM Radio on board.
The entry level Smartphone is powered by 7.1 OS which offer powerful multimedia and communication function and long life battery.
The phone features a dedicated BBM key (left shortcut key on the side) and has 512MB RAM along with a 2MP camera. The phone weighs just 104 gms and has a 1450mAh battery which last about 18 days in Stand by mode and give 7 hours of conversation time on a single charge.
The BlackBerry 9220 has been priced at 10,990 (Available from April 19) and will now compete against Android Smartphone’s in this low price range. But this one doesn’t have 3G, GPS or Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities making it fall short of the competition in terms of connectivity features. RIM also stated that the 9220 is targeted at youth and SMEs and MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises). The handset will be available in a range of colors – Black, teal blue, fuschia pink and pure white.
As part of the launch the 9220 customers can downloads apps from BB App World worth 2500 for free (till June 30, 2012).