Blackberry Curve 8900 hits Ireland


16 Feb 2009

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RIM’s new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smart phone arrived in O2 stores in Ireland today, boasting a big screen and big brain, and all while being the slimmest BlackBerry on the market to date.

Like its predecessor, the Curve, the new 8900 is small and neat (it weighs a mere 110g), yet it packs a punch with a 2.4-inch HVGA high-resolution screen.

The 8900 (pictured) has a 256MB Flash memory with a hot swappable MicroSD expandable memory slot, and while the handset is super slim, it still sports a full QWERTY keyboard.

Like other recent BlackBerrys (with the exception of the touchscreen Storm, which has no Wi-Fi) the Curve 8900 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in GPS all running on a fast processor.

Billy D’Arcy, head of ICT and Enterprise for O2 Ireland, said: " As a result, we have seen a marked increase in demand for time-saving solutions like those from BlackBerry.

"The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is ideal for both business customers and consumers who want the extensive functionality of a smart phone in a sleek design."

The 8900 is supported on both the BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and gives customers access to a total of 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts, including web-based email services such as Yahoo! mail and Gmail.

As with other BlackBerrys, it has the all-essential backlit keyboard and standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Gadgetrepublic.com has gotten its hands on the BlackBerry Curve 8900, and will be giving it a full review later in the week.

By Marie Boran

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