Research In Motion (RIM) just officially announced their new affordable phones for the BB fanatics in the Philippines through what they cheerfully called as the Blackberry Curve 9220 and Blackberry Curve 9320. The two looks very similar to each other which is definitely recognizable and it can’t be missed with their physical appearance but they were no twins as the latter is better than the other. The official announcement was made two days ago at an event in Taguig City.
Both will sport a 2.44-inch TFT screen display for visual purposes, features a 800MHz processor, a 512MB RAM, full QWERTY keyboard, the good old optical trackpad,2MP camera for some picture snapshots, a VGA video recorder, and the latest Blackberry OS.
What’s actually new in these handsets was the dedicated Blackberry Messenger (BBM) button so users can quickly access it to chat with their friends on the go. Apart from that, it has their new Social Feeds app which will enable you to post and see updates from multiple social networking sites. Moreover, the old Facebook and Twitter for Blackberry will still be accessible if ever you want to do it independently from each other. Of course, the native Blackberry App World will go nowhere and is still integrated in as it will continue to provide thousands of free downloads for its users.
Since the Blackberry Curve 9220 specs and Blackberry Curve 9320 specs is quite similar, I’ll just put their specifications in one list and I’ll just point out what is the edge of the one over the other.
- 2.44-inch TFT Display at 320×240 pixels, 65k colors
- Blackberry 7.1 OS
- 800MHz processor
- 512MB internal memory (expandable via microSD)
- 512MB RAM
- Blackberry 7 OS
- 2MP fixed focus camera with LED flash at 1600×1200 pixels
- VGA video recording at 640×480 pixels
- FM Radio
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
- Li-Ion 1450mAh battery
Blackberry Curve 9320’s edge vs Blackberry Curve 9220:
- 3G, HSDPA connectivity and the ability to act as a mobile Wi-FI hotspot to share internet access to a maximum of 5 devices. Another one is the 3.2MP camera over the 2MP of the 9220.
The Blackberry Curve 9220 will be available FREE from Globe’s Plan 499 with an additional Php99 for BB chat subscription. The plan includes an unlimited access to BBM, some freebies like call and text monthly plus a Php499 consumable.
The Blackberry Curve 9320 is now up for pre orders and will soon be available for FREE via Globe’s Blackberry Unlisurf Combo Plan 999 where you will obtain a few splendid number of privileges such as unlimited mobile data and Blackberry Messenger, and unlimited Facebook and Twitter for Blackberry. On top of that, you’ll also get a Php400 consumable too.
As for the prepaid or unlocked version’s price, the BB Curve 9220 is priced at Php9,990 while the BB Curve 9320 is at Php11,990.