RIM (Research in Motion) has launched its new Blackberry Curve smartphone in India, pricing it at Rs.19, 990. It will have the new BlackBerry OS7 system, GPS and Wi-Fi with a memory support of up to 32 GB and a 5 mega pixel camera with video recording and flash.
This smartphone comes with a built-in support for Near Field Communications, a technology that allows people to pair with other enabled accessories. This phone series is likely to become popular in India as it comes with another feature called BlackBerry Protect which lets its users to back up their personal data and help locate misplaced handsets involving the Global Positioning System.
RIM has partnered with Bharti Airtel for selling this smartphone. Under this partnership, Airtel will offer a couple of months of free trial usage period for new users. The users will get Rs. 299 Blackberry plan of Airtel for free for a couple of months and they can make local calls for 20 paise per second and free SMS service to any other BlackBerry number of your choice for one year from the date of purchase.
This smartphone is powered by the OS7 and is designed ergonomically. It will bring on a powerful hardware upgrade to processor memory and display. It will also come equipped with a comfortable keyboard that makes for fast as well as accurate typing. Its advanced WebKit browser engine will offer faster web browsing experience while the optimized HTML5 performance promises good video and gaming experience.