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Turkcell and RIM announce the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Turkey

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Turkcell and RIM have announced the Curve 8520 for customers in Turkey. The device costs 59 TL (around $40 USD) per month for 24 months, and it comes with unlimited BIS. While all of RIM’s devices tend to be more expensive when they go overseas, I’m surprised that the 8520 comes at the same price as the 8220.

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The BlackBerry solution launches in Saudi Arabia

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RIM, in partnership with Zain Saudi Arabia and Alcatel-Lucent, have launched the BlackBerry solution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging its strong local presence in the region to provide Zain Saudi Arabia with the project management, end-to-end implementation, installation, commissioning and on-going support for delivering the BlackBerry solution to the Saudi market. With Alcatel-Lucent managing integration and deployment, Zain Saudi Arabia can focus on managing subscribers and providing adequate customer care.

When the program launches, Zain will be offering its customers the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Customers will also have access to BES and BIS.

Hopefully Saudi Arabia will also be able to get their hands on some of the latest devices that will be launching this fall in North America.

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The BlackBerry solution arrives in Ghana - implications for poverty?

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The above is a Zain network coverage map of Ghana. As you can see, major roads are the focus of coverage and BlackBerry devices will be a welcomed addition to the country’s infrastructure.

In a partnership with Zain and EMS, RIM have announced the availability of BlackBerry in Ghana, one of the most stable countries on the African continent.

The carrier Zain has a 3G network, which means that customers and government clients will be able to have access to enterprise-grade smartphones. The first devices to hit the market include the BlackBerry Storm, the Curve 8900, Bold 9000 and the Pearl Flip 8220.

The partnership brings together three crucial companies for helping to further expand the country’s infrastructure and better channel resources to the eradication of extreme poverty. Increasing productivity and transparency are two key elements of improving governmental and corporate affairs, and it’s the hope of BlackBerry Cool that RIM will be a significant player in this regard.

Imagine the following scenarios:

  • BES infrastructure is implemented in all major organizations to ensure communication is instant and efficient.
  • Government workers are able to send communications from the field directly to the departments responsible.
  • Small businesses are able to better serve their clients and be constantly available, regardless of whether or not they are in office.
  • Logistics for delivering food, materials and aid are all greatly improved by the BlackBerry solution.

This is surely going to have a positive impact on the economy.

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Official BlackBerry OS 4.6 updates for Pearl Flip 8220 and Bold 9000

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There are a couple sweet official OS updates for you for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and the BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Download the official OS 4.6.0.278 for the Pearl Flip 8220 from Indosat.

While CSL Limited has already released OS 4.6.0.477 for the Bold, this version comes from Rogers. Some people just trust their own carrier more.

Download: OS 4.6.0.282 for the Bold 9000 from Rogers.

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Bell BlackBerry Pearl Flip ships with NSFW content

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A Victoria, BC couple were shocked to discover sexually explicit videos on their newly purchased BlackBerry Pearl Flip.

“It’s pornography. There’s no question about it,” said Wade Greenwood about the “very explicit” content he found.

Greenwood was looking at options on his new BlackBerry Flip Monday when he came across two videos showing sexual acts. He found several photographs of strangers on the phone and called Bell. Then on Monday evening, he found a pair of one-minute explicit videos. The phone’s history indicates they were downloaded on April 23, before he bought it.

I can’t help but wonder if whoever put those videos on the phone was looking for some viral celeb status. In any case, I hope they wiped the device - both for data and anything else that might be on the phone.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and 8220 Flip comparison video

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Zara, who writes a blog mobilechic, has done a video review of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and 8220 Flip. The video is a quick comparison of the 2 devices and she highlights some first impressions.

Things you’ll notice immediately with the Pearl Flip:

  • Thicker, shorter and heavier.
  • Recessed trackball.
  • Lower build quality (battery cover jiggles).
  • Keys are bigger and easier to press.
  • Larger screen resolution.
  • External screen that shows date, time and messages. Screen also displays media playing.
  • Double the amount of internal memory (128mb).
  • I would agree with Zara’s conclusion and I too would rather the Pearl Flip. What say you readers?

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    Turkcell and RIM launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Turkey

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    Press Release

    The first BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip form factor

    Istanbul, Turkey, and Waterloo, Ontario - Turkcell and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 for customers in Turkey. The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone harnesses the power of the BlackBerry platform and packs a wide range of useful features into a sleek flip design. Its spacious keyboard allows easy typing and dialing and the flip design opens to a large, vibrant internal display, and provides the satisfying finality of ending a call by closing the phone. Customers will also appreciate the smartphone’s external display for previewing calendar reminders, email, text messages and phone calls at a glance.

    Please visit www.turkcell.com.tr for other BlackBerry options or call +90 444 0532 for additional information.

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    Maxis to Launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Malaysia

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    Malaysia’s leading operator also lowers the BlackBerry service package price

    Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia’s leading mobile operator, Maxis Communications Berhad, and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone in the country. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature the popular “clamshell” or “flip” design. It builds on the success of the original BlackBerry Pearl series and offers phone enthusiasts a new fun and stylish choice.

    Matthew Willsher, Maxis Chief Marketing Officer said, “Today, we are extremely excited to bring our customers the next level of mobile communications with the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, a great-looking phone and so much more. It has a design that people are comfortable with and will enjoy using for voice calls, multimedia applications, text and email messaging and Internet browsing. This innovative phone is the ideal choice for first time BlackBerry smartphone users, and we hope it will encourage our retail customers to enjoy the freedom of accessing their emails, communications and multimedia needs on the go.

    The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone is available at all 29 Maxis Centres nationwide at RM1,199, if purchased with a Value 150 postpaid plan and a BlackBerry service package that comes with a 24-month contract. Without a contract, it retails at RM1,999. For more information, visit www.maxis.com.my.

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    Poynt now available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

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    You might remember us last talking about Poynt during the BlackBerry Developer Conference, when we interviewed Peter Werry about Multiplied’s free local search service for BlackBerry. Poynt was a grand prize winner in the BlackBerry Developer Challenge.

    Multiplied has announced today that their latest version of Poynt comes equipped with support for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. You can download the latest version of Poynt at the link below. Go nuts!

    Download Poynt for BlackBerry

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    Bharti Airtel and RIM Launch the New BlackBerry Pearl Flip in India

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    Mumbai, India - Airtel and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs.21990 the smartphone is now available at Airtel authorized channels nationally.

    “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is a powerful, compact smartphone equipped to deliver a wide range of applications,” said Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobile Services, Airtel. “This continues to reinforce our commitment to enhance and deliver the best communication experience to our users with the latest BlackBerry smartphones from Airtel.”

    The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone harnesses the power of the BlackBerry platform and packs a wide range of useful features into a sleek flip design. Its spacious keyboard allows easy typing and dialing and the flip design opens to a large, vibrant internal display and provides the satisfying finality of ending a call by closing the phone. Customers will also appreciate the smartphone’s external display for previewing calendar reminders, email, text messages and phone calls at a glance.

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