BlackBerry Curve launches

6 Jun 2007

The new BlackBerry Curve, the smallest and lightest version to date, launches in Ireland today.

It is currently only available from O2 stores.

The BlackBerry Curve has all the standard smart phone features including email, web browsing and data management and also has BlackBerry’s latest features including five-way trackball for easy menu navigation.

The Curve has BlackBerry Maps, an application that gives users both an Irish and an international route-planning service when used with a Bluetooth-enabled GPS receiver.

The compact smart phone, which weighs 111.4g, has improved multimedia elements including a full-screen viewfinder and a night mode indicator so the camera can automatically adjust to dark settings.

The new improved desktop media manager means that transferring, converting and managing media files will be much easier.

Business users that travel frequently will be pleased with the quad-band capabilities and extended battery life of up to 17 days standby and four hours’ talk time.

Billy D’Arcy, head of business sales and service at O2 Ireland, said: “The enhanced multimedia features and small and lightweight design of this all-in-one handset will appeal to both the business user and consumers.”

The BlackBerry Curve, from O2 Ireland, starts at €249.26 for those availing of a first-time connection SME business price plan.

By Marie Boran