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BlackBerry Curve 8900 coming to Malaysia


Press Release

BlackBerry Curve 8900Research In Motion, today introduced the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Malaysia. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone and features a compact and refined design that works, looks and feels great.

“We are pleased to work with our carrier partners to offer this impressive new BlackBerry smartphone to customers in Malaysia,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “We believe that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be a very popular choice with both business customers and consumers, offering an exceptional mobile experience for their business and lifestyle needs.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available from carriers Celcom and Maxis in February 2009, with pricing and service plans to be announced by each carrier respectively. Until then, you can see some basic specs after the jump, or head to RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8900’s device page for more information.

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Maxis to Launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Malaysia


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Press Release

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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BlackBerry Bold launches in Malaysia, still not available in the U.S.


Maxis BlackBerry Bold Release Promotion

Joining the growing number of countries that will receive the smartphone before RIM’s largest market, Maxis announced the release of the BlackBerry Bold in Malaysia yesterday. It now seems like every country other than the United States has the BlackBerry Bold — maybe they missed some sort of giveaway at the recent Olympic Games in China.

While Maxis doesn’t have firm pricing details on their website, expect it to be upwards of RM2,000 (they are currently offering the BlackBerry 8820 for RM2,500 and the BlackBerry 8310 for RM2,000).

Click here to read the ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

(via RIM)

Malaysian carrier aiming for consumers with BlackBerry 8300 launch


Malaysia launchMaxis announced yesterday their release of the BlackBerry 8300 in Malaysia, while making their intention of closing the enterprise-consumer gap loud and clear. Right now, Malaysia has a 70/30 split in terms of business and personal BlackBerry sales, but they hope the Curve will help change that.

“As BlackBerry usage in Malaysia continues to climb, we are making the powerful device accessible and affordable to people with an entry-level package for the BlackBerry Internet Solution at RM20 per month,” [Chief operating officer Jon Eddy Abdullah] said at the launch of the smartphone Monday. … “We believe the consumer potential for e-mail services is largely untapped and this package is designed specifically for the consumer looking for wireless e-mail connectivity,“ he added.

We were just talking yesterday about how integral e-mail was to the enterprise customer, but how vital is it to consumers? If e-mail wasn’t a part of your job, would you still check it every day, let alone constantly through a handheld? Retail cost for Maxis’ BlackBerry 8300 is RM1,999, or $US 570.

Maxis press release behind the jump.