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RIM Launches The Entry-Level BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India


RIM has announced the global launch of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 beginning with the India. The device is available for R. 10,990, or $215 USD.
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Lineups Are a Poor Litmus Test for Interest in BlackBerry PlayBook


Several media outlets are viewing the BlackBerry Playbook launch as lackluster because of the absence of a big consumer lineup.
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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 Launch



Rogers Wireless launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone today in Canada. This device sports a 2.0 megapixel camera, external media keys, WiFi, stereo Bluetooth, and quad-band EDGE. It is the first BlackBerry released with the new optical trackpad. The new BlackBerry can be had for as little as $99.99 with a three-year voice and data plan, or $449.99 without a contract.

AT&T holds BlackBerry Bold launch event without launching the Bold


AT&T BlackBerry Bold party

You have to hand it to AT&T for keeping their chin up and throwing a party even when the guest of honor can’t make it. AT&T’s NYC BlackBerry Bold launch party took place last night, and while the BlackBerry Bold was a little too fashionably late, Michael Phelps was there along with Madonna in video form. Oh yes, everyone in attendance received an IOU for a BlackBerry Bold.

Hmm, a launch event without the release of the launch device. Reminds us of that Rogers BlackBerry Pearl Flip event that happened a few weeks back. Is this the beginning of a trend?

(via BerryReview, CB)


June 7th. Curve launch party confirmed


BGR has RSVPed to the previously rumored launch party for the BlackBerry Curve on AT&T, happening in New York City on June 7th. We blew our meager travel budget on WES, so BBCool won’t be attending the so-dubbed “Rock the Curve” party, but we’d love to hear about any readers who will be getting in on the action.