RIM Launches the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in South Africa

A Stylish, New Smartphone for the Socially-Connected

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers in South Africa.*

The new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 smartphone features all the BlackBerry messaging and social features that make it easier to connect and share with everyone around you. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 also offers 3G and Wi-Fi® connectivity as well as longer battery life to help customers make the most of their day.

“The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a truly social smartphone and is a great addition to the BlackBerry Curve series, which has propelled BlackBerry to being voted the ‘Coolest Brand Overall’ by South Africa’s youth in the recent Sunday Times Generation Next Brand Survey Awards,” said Rui Brites, Director Product Management for RIM in South Africa. “This new BlackBerry Curve model is designed to make it incredibly easy for customers to be socially-connected and we expect it will be especially popular with young people.”

The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone has everything a customer needs to stay connected to the people and things that matter most to them. It features the best keyboard in its class for quick and easy typing, and it even includes a new, dedicated BBM™ key.

In addition to connecting on BBM, customers can easily interact with their social network in real time, using preloaded apps for Facebook® and Twitter®. The new Social Feeds 2.0 app is also preloaded, allowing customers to post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view. The integrated camera includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS.

The new Curve model also 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 comes with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS and features Mobile Hotspot support*.
For more information, please visit: http://ca.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-curve-9320.html

* Please check with your service provider for availability and pricing.

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RIM Launches the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in South Africa