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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.

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Bouygues Telecom and RIM Release the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in France

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Bouygues Telecom and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in France. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected with their office, friends and family. In addition to being an exceptional phone with powerful email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 also features built-in Wi-Fi®, GPS, a fast processor (512Mhz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.

Prices start from €149 including taxes (with a minimum 12 month subscription) on a Forfait Pro or Neo.2 three-hours or more voice plan. To mark its launch, between 26 January 2009 and 22 February 2009, customers will be able to purchase the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 for €79 including taxes (sales price of €129 in store with a €50 discount).

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available for corporate clients from €179 excluding taxes (with a 24 month minimum subscription). Details available at http://www.enterprises.bouyguestelecom.fr. To mark its launch, between 26 January 2009 and 31 March 2009, corporate customers will be able to purchase the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 for €59 including taxes (sales price of €109 in store with a €50 discount) in conjunction with the Neo Mail Entreprises data plan.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 specifications

Orange and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Romania

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Orange Romania and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900. In addition to exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a next generation 512Mhz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

”We believe that in 2009 this new BlackBerry smartphone will play a significant role in the smartphone market in Romania. Customers will easily recognize the optimal combination of price, design, functionality and services. Orange smartphone sales have grown by 20% in 2008 comparing to 2007 and we are positive that launching smarpthones such as the BlackBerry Curve 8900, which combines industry leading email and Internet access services with rich multimedia capabilities, will greatly appeal to our customers,” stated Razvan Sturza, Product Manager Orange Romania.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available in all Orange shops and partners’ stores in Romania. Prices range from 229 EUR to 329 EUR depending on the BlackBerry tariff plan chosen.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 features

Deltacom Offers BlackBerry 8830 and Curve 8330 for SMBs via Simpli-Mobile

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DeltaCom, Inc., a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, today announced that the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Research In Motion are now available to Deltacom customers as part of its Simpli-Mobile offering for small and medium sized businesses.

“The BlackBerry solution is a natural fit with our extensive portfolio of integrated technology and communications solutions, keeping Simpli-Mobile customers connected and productive,” said Lee A. Kimball, Deltacom’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. He added, “We are able to offer Deltacom Simpli-Mobile users a complete BlackBerry solution, which includes mobile service, hosted Microsoft® Exchange and POP email, so they can stay connected to their business.”

For more information, visit DeltaCom’s web site at http://www.deltacom.com.

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Turkcell and RIM launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Turkey

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

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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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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 gets priced

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For those that may doubt the need for mobile tech blogs like BlackBerry Cool (and you’re probably not one of them because, well, you’re reading BlackBerry Cool), T-Mobile’s impending launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a perfect example of why we’re awesome. When T-Mobile announced the BlackBerry Curve 8900 earlier this month, they did it without confirming a launch date or price. We’ve already let you know when both corporate and regular customers will be able to purchase the Curve 8900, and now we can give you pricing details for corporate customers. As a bonus, we threw in a few links to the Curve 8900′s device specs as well as RIM’s Curve 8900 page, just because we love ya. You’re welcome!

    * Corporate Customers:
    $499.99 MSRP
    * 2 YR Agreement
    $300 instant rebate = $199.99
    * 1 YR Agreement
    $250 instant rebate = $249.99

BlackBerry Curve 8900 device specs
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