PT Bakrie Connectivity, AHA and Research In Motion have recently announced the launch of the CDMA-enabled BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone in Indonesia
Retailed via Indonesian carrier AHA, the smartphone will be available along with several affordable service plans meant to boost the operator's customer base.
The sleek and compact BlackBerry Curve 8530 measures 109 x 60 x 13.90 mm and weighs 106g (battery included).
Featuring a highly responsive full QWERTY keyboard, the smartphone is provided with optical trackpad for reliable navigation.
The bar handset is delivered with integrated GPS with support for location-based applications, as well as Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity to avoid extra data charges.
Support for voice-activated dialing is also provided, along with Bluetooth 2.1 support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other compatible peripherals.
Equipped with a 528 MHz processor, Blackberry Curve 8530 run BlackBerry OS 5.0 and is fully compatible with BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync photos and music from a computer to the smartphone.
Erik Meijer, President Director of PT Bakrie Connectivity said, “We see very fast growth for CDMA services in Indonesia. For the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Indonesia, AHA is offering customers an amazing opportunity to get 6 months of free data, a choice of preferred mobile phone numbers and free lifetime voice and SMS to all AHA and Esia subscribers."
Although it sports a sub-mediocre 2-megapixel camera, the smartphone is meant for business use, so this doesn't qualify as a major downside for the device.
The Curve 8530 is powered by a 1150 mAh Li-Ion battery that should provide up to 252 hours of standby time or up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of talk time.
“We are very pleased to be working with PT Bakrie Connectivity to launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone for AHA customers," said Gregory Wade, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Research In Motion.