Today, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion and wireless carrier Nextel announced the immediate availability of the BlackBerry 9620 smartphone in Mexico.
The new handset arrives on shelves with RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system loaded on it, and with a nice range of communication capabilities.
The new BlackBerry 9620 can be purchased with support for Nextel's Evolution Radio service, which enables users to enjoy instant talk with other Nextel customers, as well as group chats with up to twenty-five people.
”The stylish new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone has what you'd expect a personal and work phone to have, combining the instant voice communication that Nextel customers want with the unique features that only BlackBerry smartphones offer,” Jose Maria Fregoso, managing director for Mexico at RIM, said.
“We're pleased to expand our long partnership with Nextel and bring the first BlackBerry 7 smartphone with support for the Nextel Evolution Network to customers in Mexico.”
The new device comes with the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard on the front, which should provide users with fast typing capabilities, as well as with support for both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Furthermore, the handset sports great core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features, including BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), or instant messaging apps like Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger.
The phone also comes with a 5MP camera on the back to snap photos, as well as with microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space, built-in GPS receiver, and access to tens of thousands of applications via the Blackberry App World.
“BlackBerry smartphones are very popular with our customers in Mexico,” Alberto Escobar, vice president of Marketing for Nextel Mexico, commented.
“We're excited to offer the new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone with the Nextel Evolution Radio service, which offers customers instant communications and additional features such as being able to chat and access the Internet at the same time. We're pleased to strengthen our relationship with RIM and expand our portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones.”