The Philippines are still among RIM’s most profitable markets. This is why the Canadian company has decided to bring two of its newest additions to the BlackBerry 7 lineup in the country.
Starting this week, BlackBerry fans living in Philippines will be able to purchase the Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 smartphones via major carrier Globe Telecom.
Customers can grab the Curve 9220 for free with Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription. BlackBerry Curve 9320 will also come free with My Super Plan BlackBerry Unlimited Surf Combo Plan 999.
“The new smartphones’ rich messaging and social-centric features are best paired with our personalized and flexible postpaid plans, where we combine an exciting deal that puts together all-consumable plans, amazing freebies on top of the consumable offers, a wide array of unlimited add-on services and the latest devices under one postpaid offer
,” said Peter Bithos, senior advisor for Consumer Business at Globe Telecom.
BlackBerry Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 are among the cheapest BlackBerry 7 smartphones launched by RIM. However, both offer the same BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features and apps available in all RIM’s handsets.
One thing sets them apart from other BlackBerry 7 smartphones, and that’s the fact that both feature a new, dedicated BBM key, allowing for quick access to the phone’s messaging options.
Also, keep in mind that these affordable smartphones are powered by BlackBerry 7.1 OS, which means users won’t have to wait for the latest update which has yet to be made available worldwide.
“These new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are a great choice for customers who are upgrading to a smartphone for the first time as well as existing Curve customers who are looking for a step up in speed and functionality
,” concluded Hastings Singh, managing director, South Asia at RIM.