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Malaysia to get Blackberry Curve 3G in September

The latest Blackberry Curve 3G(9300) will soon be available in Malaysia, sometime in September 2010.

BlackBerry Curve 3G Features:

  • Full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad for responsive typing and easy navigation
  • Available in two color finishes – smoky violet and graphite grey
  • Premium phone features including calendaring, voice-activated dialing, Visual Voicemail and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes® or Windows Media Player with the smartphone
  • 2-megapixel camera with zoom and video recording
  • Built-in GPS with location-based services by TeleNav
  • Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity, and much more.
  • Web browser delivers a desktop-like experience, including HTML e-mail
  • BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 e-mail accounts including Yahoo!®, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL®, Gmail™ and most popular ISPs; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments
  • Six popular instant messaging clients preloaded, including AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ®, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger
  • Fast 624 MHz processor, 256MB of internal memory and hot-swappable microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 32GB with a pre-installed 2GB memory card
  • BlackBerry OS 5; support for BlackBerry OS 6
  • Model number: BlackBerry Curve 9300
  • Wi-Fi enabled (802.11 b/g/n) for data and voice
  • Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)Tri-Band 3G UMTS/HSDPA world phone: (Band I, Band IV, Band VIII)
  • Dimensions: 4.3 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.55 inches; 3.8 ounces; 2.4-inch screen, 320×240 pixels QVGA
  • Rechargeable/removable 1150 mAhr battery, for up to 4.5 hours of talk time and 19 days of standby time

Press Release from Research in Motion:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 19 August 2010 – Research In Motion (RIM)  today announced the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G, an exciting addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. Designed to provide the growing mass of smartphone purchasers with a distinctly powerful, approachable and affordable choice, the BlackBerry Curve 3G supports high-speed 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world and gives users the exceptional communications features they need to accomplish more than ever, when they’re at home, at work and
everywhere in-between.

“The BlackBerry Curve 3G is both an accessible and feature-rich smartphone which will be popular with customers in Malaysia who highly value communications and productivity tools that help them get ahead of their day. With the ability to connect to 3G and Wi-Fi networks, users can access information and communicate quickly with the people that matter, as well as take advantage of useful features like built-in GPS to share their location on BBM and social networking sites,” said Gregory Wade, Managing Director, South East Asia, RIM.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone features a comfortable full-QWERTY keyboard for fast, accurate typing, optical trackpad for fluid navigation, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, as well as dedicated media keys, so music lovers can easily access their tunes while on the go. The new smartphone also features a camera that canrecord video and a microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards formedia storage. Support for 3G networks makes browsing faster, streaming music smoother, and gives users the ability to talk on the phone while they browse the web or instant message with BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™).

The BlackBerry Curve 3G ships with BlackBerry® 5 and is BlackBerry® 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry® smartphones that was announced recently. It retains the trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh and engaging experience that is both powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, subject to carrier certifications, in the coming months.

The new BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone (model 9300) is expected to be available in Malaysia in September.

For more information about the new BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone visit www.blackberry.com/curve3G. For more information about BlackBerry 6, visit www.blackberry.com/6.

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