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The BlackBerry Curve 8900 launches in Hong Kong

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Hong Kong - Research In Motion today announced that the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone, the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date, is available in Hong Kong. Powered by a 512MHz next generation processor, it packs quad-band EDGE support with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and GPS in a refined, streamlined design weighing just 110 grams and measuring only 109mm x 60mm x 13.5mm.

“The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone packs a wealth of functionality in a compact and refined design that looks and feels great,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Its multimedia and messaging features help users stay connected and entertained, allowing them to make the most of their busy lifestyle at work and at play.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available from 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (PEOPLES), CSL and SmarTone-Vodafone from mid February. For more information on pricing and detailed service plans, please contact the respective carriers.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 coming to Malaysia

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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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LIME Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8900 With Free Service Offer

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LIME, the Caribbean’s only full service telecoms provider, and Research In Motion, a global leader in wireless innovation, today announced that the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone, the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone, is now available from LIME in Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region.

LIME anticipates that the new handset will be a hit with its customers just like the tremendously popular BlackBerry Bold smartphone, which has been a hot seller throughout the Caribbean. “There’s always a lot of excitement when we have a new BlackBerry product. The BlackBerry Bold flew off our shelves and I think the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 is going to be very popular as well,” said LIME’s Executive Vice President Commercial, Mariano Doble.

To launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone, LIME has unveiled a sweet deal for the month of February that offers any new prepaid or postpaid BlackBerry service subscriber, 30 days of free data service. Those interested in learning more can head to LIME’s BlackBerry page.

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Vodafone and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Spain

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Vodafone and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for Vodafone customers in Spain. 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 email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 features built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, a next generation processor (512 MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.

Vodafone is selling the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for a flat rate of 18€ per month with BIS service. Those interested can head to Vodafone’s website or look at more BlackBerry Curve 8900 device specs after the jump.

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Trigcom and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Norway

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Oslo, Norway and Waterloo, ON, Canada - Trigcom and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Norway. In addition to its 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.

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you stay easily connected with work, family, friends and the Internet using a beautifully designed phone that looks and feels great,” says Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “It is perfect for people who want the renowned functionality, performance and usability of a BlackBerry smartphone in a compact design with a full-QWERTY keyboard.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available today from Trigcom for both business and personal customers. For more information, visit the Trigcom Business Centre at Kronprinsesse Märthas Plass 1 in Oslo, or go to the online shop at www.trigcom.no/no/nettbutikk for great offers.

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Vodafone Italia and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Milan, Italy and Waterloo, Canada - Vodafone Italia and Research In Motion today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Italy. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 makes keeping in touch with the office, family, and friends easy thanks to the smartphone’s extensive set of features, including: built-in Wi-Fi, a fast processor (512Mhz), GPS, and an astounding high resolution display.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available now from Vodafone Italia retail stores and online at www.vodafone.it for the price of 429€. Tariff information is available after the jump.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Tariff Information and Specifications

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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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BeamReader now available for purchase!

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A few weeks ago we had reported BeamReader had left beta and was available in a finished state. BeamReader is a full fidelity native PDF viewing application for BlackBerry and drew ‘oohs and awes’ at the BlackBerry Cool 15 event. We’re delighted to tell you that BeamReader is now available in the BlackBerry Cool Store for $19.99! Click the link below corresponding to your OS and find out why the BlackBerry Partners Fund was willing to write these guys an oversized check.

BeamReader for BlackBerry

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How to: tether your Linux notebook to your BlackBerry

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Ever wanted to tether your Linux notebook to your BlackBerry? Me neither, but I have wanted to tether my MacBook to my BlackBerry, and considering the difficulties getting that done, I can sympathize with an even more marginalized demographic.

Interested Linux users will need to download Barry, an open source application that not only allows you to tether your BlackBerry to your Linux notebook, but also provides synchronization, backup and restore and program management options. Here’s a full list of Barry’s services:

    * charge your Blackberry’s battery from your USB port
    * retrieve Address Book, Email, Calendar, Service Book, Memos, Tasks, PIN Messages, Saved Email, and Folders
    * export Address Book contacts in text or LDAP LDIF format
    * make full data backups and restores of your device using a GUI
    * synchronize contacts and calendar items using the OpenSync framework
    * use the Blackberry as a modem

To download Barry and find instructions on how to get started, click the link below.

Barry - BlackBerry synchronization for Linux

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Sprint to release BlackBerry Niagara this quarter?

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While pretty much any GSM subscriber in the world that wants a BlackBerry Bold can now easily get one from their carrier, things have not been so easy for those CDMA subscribers. Our poor friends on Sprint and Verizon (and Telus and Bell) have been waiting patiently for world on release dates of the BlackBerry Niagara (the CDMA Bold/8830 successor), but news has been slim since early October.

Thankfully, Engadget Mobile is reporting that Sprint is looking to release the BlackBerry Niagara sometime this quarter. The CDMA Bold variant would feature a 3.2 MPx camera, aGPS, Wi-Fi, EV-DO Rev. A, a gorgeous HVGA screen and possibly an updated design to make it similar in style to the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Storm. Obviously, ‘this quarter’ is fairly vague, but I know it will make at least one person happy. We’ll post more as it comes!

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