SFR and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in France

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Paris, France and Waterloo, Canada – SFR and Research In Motion today announced that SFR will offer the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone. Customers will be able to purchase the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from the SFR online store starting January 31st 2009 and in SFR retail outlets in February 2009.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet, and sports a sleek, refined design that is extremely comfortable in the hand. In addition, it has a dazzling high-resolution display (480 x 360) and a fast processor for snappy performance. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is supported on BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server and will be available from €99 including taxes in conjunction with SFR’s Illimythics service plans and €109 excluding taxes with SFR Business Team Pro service plans.

Users will also be able to benefit from the Business Mail Illimité service plan and SFR Find & Go navigation services:

Business Mail special offer from SFR – available from January 21st to March 24 2009:

    * Business Mail Illimité is available for €1/month for a 2-month period with the ‘Illimythics 3G+’ and ‘Pro’ service plans (then €4,90/month with the ‘Illimythics Pro 3 hours’ and ‘Illimythics Pro 4 hours’ service plans and €9 with ‘Illimythics 3G+’ service plan).
    * Business Mail Illimité is also still available for free with the ‘Illimythics Pro 5 hours and more’ service plans

SFR Find & Go special offer:

    * SFR Find & Go available at €1/month* for a 2-month period with the ‘Illimythics 3G+’ and ‘Pro’ service plans for 5€/month**

Business Mail and SFR Find & Go special offers are available from 21/01/09 to 24/03/09 for new subscribers of an Illimythics 3G+ or Pro service plan (on a 12 month minimum contract) with compatible mobile phones. More details are available at www.sfr.fr.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet, and sports a sleek, refined design that is extremely comfortable in the hand. It has an expansive feature set, full-AZERTY keyboard and an exceptional user experience that allows customers to easily stay connected, productive and entertained while on the move. The sleek new smartphone comes with premium phone features and industry-leading email and messaging capabilities, as well as powerful organizer, web browser and multimedia applications. A wide range of other mobile applications are also available for professional and personal use.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone packs a lot of functionality and features into its compact and user-friendly design. It has built-in Wi-Fi®, GPS, a 3.2-MP camera with video recording*, a full-featured media player and supports up to 16GB of memory storage per microSD/SDHC card. In addition, it has a dazzling high-resolution display (480 x 360) and a fast processor for snappy performance.

Using “SFR Find & Go”, SFR’s geolocalisation and navigation service, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 can pinpoint its exact location and search for points-of-interest (restaurants, cinemas, subway stations, etc.), offer pedestrian navigation and deliver real time guidance for road navigation in France and the rest of Europe.