BlackBerry Curve 9320 now available from Cell C

Affordable and Easy to Use Smartphone Keeps Customers Socially-Connected

August 21, 2012

Affordable and Easy to Use Smartphone Keeps Customers Socially-Connected 

Cell C and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced availability of the stylish new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 smartphone for Cell C customers in South Africa.

Designed to be both easy to use and easy to own, the sleek, stylish and affordable smartphone features all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features and apps that keep customers connected to the people and information that matter most to them.

“We are excited to bring Cell C customers this feature-packed BlackBerry Curve smartphone at an affordable price. It’s an ideal device for users who want a phone that makes it easy to connect socially, share their lives and enjoy rich online content and media, all from a device with a long battery life and great aesthetics,” said Karin Fourie, Executive Head, Communications at Cell C.

“The BlackBerry Curve 9320 makes it simple for customers to stay socially connected, enjoy media and access a range of apps and information,” said Alexandra Zagury, MD for South and Southern Africa at RIM. “It’s an affordable and stylish device that will be especially popular with the young users who voted BlackBerry as South Africa’s coolest brand in the recent Sunday Times Generation Next survey.”

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 features a new, dedicated BBM™ key that brings the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant, making it incredibly easy to share experiences.  Facebook® and Twitter apps are included, as well as Social Feeds 2.0, which allows users to post updates to multiple social applications simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view.

The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone includes a built-in FM radio, allowing customers to tune into their favorite local stations, and listening to the FM radio does not require a data plan or use data services. Designed to allow both 3G connectivity and long battery life, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 30 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 features an integrated camera that includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can also be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS.  Additional features include Mobile Hotspot support, which allows customers to share their mobile data connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi®-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS.

For more information please visit: http://za.blackberry.com/devices/blackberrycurve9320/features.jsp