RIM Introduces BlackBerry Curve 8530 in India

PC World Team 07 Jun 2010

Research in Motion has introduced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in partnership with Tata Teleservices in India, priced at Rs. 18990. The phone will be available for the Tata Teleservices’s CDMA customers. The Curve 8530 gives access to email, messaging, social networking, multimedia and entertainment.

“The CDMA smartphone market is developing rapidly. The launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 will give Tata Indicom customers access to a very approachable smartphone at an affordable price,” said Pradeep Dwivedi, Senior Vice President, Tata Teleservices. “We believe that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 supported by our extensive network will appeal to young professionals and students who want easy-to-use smartphones with rich communications and multimedia features that allow them to stay connected through social networking sites, instant messaging services including BlackBerry Messenger, and email.”

The phone comes with a full-QWERTY keyboard, 256 MB flash memory and 528 MHz next generation processor for better performance. It also has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and GPS with support for location-based applications. Users also get access to BlackBerry App World featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. In addition, users can also access email, messaging (IM, SMS, BlackBerry Messenger) and popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Also, it supports 10 email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support.

Curve 8530 has voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth (version 2.1), with support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals. In terms of storage, the memory can be extended up to 32 GB.

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