Research In Motion is in the process of pushing its new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and Curve 9220 smartphones to more markets globally, and Latin America is the latest of them to receive the handsets.
The company has just announced the upcoming availability of these phones in Latin America, stressing on the social networking and messaging capabilities that they have to offer to all users.
Although it unveiled plans to release these phones on the continent, RIM hasn’t yet provided specific details on launch partners, nor on the specific availability dates and pricing for the two devices.
However, it did say that users who purchase these phones would be able to download a selection of apps for free from the BlackBerry App World
until October 1st, 2012. These apps are worth US$25 and include Nobex Radio Premium, Color ID, Screen Muncher and Photo Editor Ultimate, among other.
Combined with long battery life and an easy to type keyboard for fast messaging, the new BlackBerry handsets can easily prove a great option for socially connected users on this continent, RIM suggests.
"The BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones have been very well received by customers in Latin America as the best messaging and social-centric smartphones in the world," said Rick Costanzo, regional managing director for the Americas at Research In Motion.
"We have worked closely with our distributors and carrier partners in Latin America to make it attractive and easy for customers to own either of these two new BlackBerry Curve smartphones."
The new smartphones arrive on shelves with integrated social networking, as well as with pre-loaded Facebook and Twitter apps. Moreover, they can keep users on top of messaging and news updates through a single application, the Social Feeds 2.0.
Not to mention that both of them come with a dedicated BBM key, which was specifically designed to provide users with access to RIM's popular mobile social network in no time.
"The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 are designed for ease of use and convenience,” says Matthias Glanz, vice president, product management at Research In Motion.
“They will be especially attractive to customers in Latin America who are upgrading to a smartphone for the first time, as well as existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality.”
Other appealing features of these devices include built-in FM radio, a battery that can deliver up to 7 hours of talk time, and the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS with WiFi Hotspot and other capabilities that RIM has designed it with.