BlackBerry Launches The Curve 9360 Smartphone In India For Rs.19,990

Last month, BlackBerry introduced a new member in its Curve family – the BlackBerry Curve 9360. This handset runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 Operating System. We have a good news for the folks living in India. Research-In-Motion (RIM) has recently launched the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 in India. Airtel subscribers will get additional benefits with the purchase of this handset. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 features a 2.44 inch HVGA+ display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels, 800 MHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Full QWERTY keyboard, touch-sensitive optical trackpad, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with flash, image stabilization, face detection, digital zoom, geo-tagging, VGA video recording and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, integrated GPS with A-GPS ready, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communications), microSD/SDHC slot, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, up to 9 hours of video playback time, up to 25 hours of music playback time, up to 5 hours of talk-time, up to 12 days of standby time and a 1000 mAh battery.

BlackBerry Curve 9360 comes with a price-tag of Rs.19,990. Airtel subscribers will get the Rs.299 BlackBerry plan free for 2 months two months with the purchase of this device. Airtel subscribers will also get an additional benefit of reduced local calls rates at 20p/min and SMS at 5p with a validity of 12 months.

BlackBerry Launches The Torch 9860 In India For Rs.28,490

Last month, BlackBerry announced its new BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphones. The company has already launched the BlackBerry Torch 9810 in India, but BlackBerry lovers were eagerly waiting for the launch of Torch 9860. Now, the wait is finally over. Today, Research-In-Motion (RIM) launched its BlackBerry Torch 9860 at an event in India.

Frenny Bawa, Managing Director, India at Research In Motion said,

“We are very excited to build on the success of the BlackBerry solution in India with the introduction of the new BlackBerry Torch 9860. This powerful new smartphone features many new enhancements, including the next generation BlackBerry 7 operating system, and we think customers will be particularly thrilled by the faster performance, enhanced browsing and richer multimedia.

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 features a 3.7 inch TFT LCD display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 OS, optical trackpad, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 4X digital zoom and continuous auto focus. HD (720p) video recording and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, dedicated camera and lock keys, 768 MB RAM memory, 4 GB eMMC, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16 GB microSD card pre-installed, built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, up to 6.8 hours talk time, up to 13.9 days standby time, up to 44 hours of music playback, up to 6.6 hours of video playback and a 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 is the successor of the popular BlackBerry Storm 2 smartphone. It comes with the premium version of Documents To Go, which offers powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.28,490.

RIM Reports Q2 Results: Revenues Down, Only 200K Playbooks Shipped

Research in Motion just announced their Q2 FY2012 results for the quarter ended August 27, 2011, and they seem to indicate just what everyone suspected.

Its revenue in the second quarter dropped to $4.2 billion, down 15% from the last quarter and down 10% from Q2 2010. Its net income has dropped to just $329 million, less than half what it was in the last quarter.

Blackberry smartphone shipments dropped to 10.6 million, while Playbook shipments were just 200,000. It’s very likely that this number is the number of Playbooks shipped to retailers, and not actual sales. Compared to the sales of the Apple iPad, this is a laughable figure.

The results have been much lower than expectations. Investors have started dumping the stock already, with $RIMM down more than 18% in after-hours trading.

Rumors suggest that the Blackberry Playbook may soon be going the HP Touchpad way. Blackberry is banking on its new OS 7 devices to boost sales in the next quarter, but that seems to be a remote possibility for now. It seems that RIM’s future depends on the success of the QNX platform that it plans to launch in 2012.

You can download the earnings release for Q2 FY12 here – Research In Motion Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

BlackBerry Torch 9850 Coming To Verizon On September 8

Last month, BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and it runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 Operating System. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 works with the CDMA carriers and the Torch 9860 works with the GSM carriers. AT&T has already launched the GSM variant of this smartphone. Now, Verizon announced the price and availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone, exclusively for its subscribers in the US.

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 features a 3.7 inch TFT LCD display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 OS, optical trackpad, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 4X digital zoom and continuous auto focus. HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, etc.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, 768 MB RAM memory, 4 GB eMMC, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16 GB microSD card pre-installed, dedicated camera and lock keys, up to 6.8 hours talk time, up to 13.9 days standby time, up to 44 hours of music playback, up to 6.6 hours of video playback and a 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery.

Verizon customers can get this handset for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement, $39.99 monthly talk plan and a $30 monthly data package. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be available online for purchase from September 8. You can also get this handset at Verizon Wireless communications stores, starting from September 15.

BlackBerry Launches The Torch 9810 (Torch 2) In India For Rs.29,990

Earlier this month, Research-In-Motion (RIM) announced the much awaited Torch 9810 (Torch 2) smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular BlackBerry Torch smartphone. It comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. Last week, we posted that, BlackBerry Torch 9810 is available at some of the retailers in Mumbai. Now, BlackBerry have finally launched the BlackBerry Torch 9810 in India.

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Blackberry Torch 9810 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Trackpad, Slide-out QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 4X digital zoom, continuous auto focus, face detection and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 8 GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, Built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in speakerphone, up to 54 hours music playback time, up to 7 hours video playback time, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 12.8 days of standby time and a 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The original BlackBerry Torch was launched in India for Rs.35,000. But the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with a price tag of just Rs.29,990. BlackBerry is also expected to launch the BlackBerry 9860 smartphone during September in India. You can also get this handset online at Flipkart and LetsBuy.

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Now Available In India For Rs.29,990

Earlier this month, BlackBerry unveiled the Blackberry Torch 9810 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Blackberry Torch smartphone and it runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. BlackBerry Torch 9810 is already available for AT&T customers in the US. This handset comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

BlackBerry has not yet launched this smartphone in India, but Mahesh Telecom, a popular retailer in Mumbai has already stated selling this powerful smartphone in India. Last year, the original BlackBerry Torch was launched in India, two months after its initial announcement. But this time, the smartphone is available for the Indian customer within a month.

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Blackberry Torch 9810 features a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Trackpad, Slide-out QWERTY keypad, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 4X digital zoom, continuous auto focus, face detection and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in speakerphone, 8 GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, 4G Connectivity, up to 54 hours music playback time, up to 7 hours video playback time, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 12.8 days of standby time and a 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with a price tag of Rs.29,990. But Mahesh Telecom is currently selling this at a Best Buy price of Rs.29,300. This handset is expected to be launched soon in India. Stay tuned for the official announcement.

[ Image Credit: Mahesh Telecom ]

BlackBerry Curve 9350 Coming To Sprint On September 9 For $79.99

Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced the new BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone, under the popular BlackBerry Curve series. BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a CDMA smartphone, powered by the BlackBerry 7 Operating System. It comes with a 2.44 inch HVGA+ touchscreen display, 800 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and more. This handset will be exclusively available to the Sprint customers in the US.

It is exciting to see the BlackBerry Curve line continue to evolve, building upon past success,said David Owens, vice president Product Development, Sprint. This latest iteration offers the recognizable form factor our customers have come to enjoy, while adding powerful new features and innovative apps of BlackBerry 7 to deliver the smoothest and fastest BlackBerry Curve experience to date.

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BlackBerry Curve 9350 features a 2.44 inch HVGA+ display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 360 pixel resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm 8655 processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with flash, Image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, VGA video recording and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, integrated GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, NFC (Near Field Communications), MicroSD card slot, 512 MB RAM, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerryPlayBook support with BlackBerry Bridge, up to 9 hours of video playback time, up to 45 hours of music playback time, up to 14.5 days of standby time, up to 5.5 hours of talk-time and a 1040 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Curve 9350 will be available for purchase, starting from Friday, September 9. You can get this smartphone for just $79.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate. BlackBerry Curve 9350 also requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans and a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones.

RIM Announces The BBM Music For BlackBerry Smartphones

Research-In-Motion (RIM) recently  announced  the new BBM Music service for the BlackBerry smartphone users. BBM(BlackBerry Messenger) Music is an easy-to-use cloud based music service, which allows you to discover and access great music and share it with your BBM Music friends. Currently, you can select your favorite music from millions of songs from leading music companies including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI.

BBM Music allows you to create a personal music profile with up to 50 of your favorite songs and share them with your BBM Music Community. You can listen to full tracks, instead of just pre-views from your friend’s profile. BBM Music also allows you to save your favorite tracks, so that you can easily listen them, even if you go offline. Check out the complete features, after the break.

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Features of BBM Music

  • Music made social BBM Music is a cloud-based, social music service that allows you to share and discover music with your friends, creating a continually evolving music library:
  • Build a personal music profile with 50 of your favorite songs. You can refresh your profile by swapping out up to 25 songs each month.
  • Invite your BBM friends to subscribe to BBM Music and to join your BBM Music Community.
  • With each friend that is added to BBM Music, you grow your music collection since the songs from the profile of each BBM Music friend are available to you at any time.
  • Up to 50 tracks from your personal profile are shared with your BBM Music Community, and each member of your community shares up to 50 songs from their profile with you.
  • Enjoy a truly social community-based music experience the more friends who join your community, the more songs you can listen to.
  • Easily discover music that your BBM Music friends are listening to, and comment on your friends’ songs and playlists.
  • You can create multiple playlists from music in your profile as well as all of your friends’ profiles, and with one click you can shuffle the entire collection of music from your BBM Music Community. You can even see which friend contributed each song while it plays.
  • Within your BBM Music app, you also see a visual timeline that shows the recent updates of all users within your community. It gives you a chronological view of community updates, including who added new friends, which songs were added or removed, which playlists were created and what comments were made by your BBM Music friends.
  • Listen to Full Tracks – BBM Music subscribers can listen to full tracks from their friends’ profiles not just previews.
  • Offline Listening – Music can be saved to smartphones for offline listening, allowing users to access songs even when they don’t have wireless coverage.
  • Topping the Charts Keep track of how many friends are listening to your tracks.

BBM Music service will be available later this year in Australia, Canada, Columbia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States for a monthly subscription of $4.99.

Lenovo Throws Their ThinkPad Tablet Into The Mix

With tablets being the talk of the town recently, thanks to HP liquidating their TouchPad for $99 after killing off webOS, Lenovo has decided to finally announce and release their ThinkPad Tablet. Although Lenovo has had the IdeaPad series of tablets available for quite some time, the new instalment brings along the well-known “ThinkPad” brand and markets it directly to the the business crowd.

 

Built atop Android 3.1, it brings along corporate-centric software such as Documents To Go, Citrix Receiver and PrinterShare. The ThinkPad Tablet even goes to the extent of bundling McAfee’s Mobile Security package for Android in an obvious attempt to appeal to upper management. Full device and SD card encryption is supported, along with anti-theft software and remote device disabling.

With Android pushing the ARMs race, it should come as no surprise that the ThinkPad Tablet continues along with the trend.

  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core 1GHz Processor
  • 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 10.1 WXGA (1280×800) 16:10 IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Up to 64GB of storage
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G connectivity
  • Native USB 2.0 and micro-USB ports, full-size SD card slot and mini-HDMI output

The tablet also brings along 3 accessories for maximising productivity. The Tablet Dock is as it sounds, a dock that stands the device up to provide easy viewing angles and port extension. The Keyboard Folio packs a case and physical keyboard all into one. The Tablet Pen allows for fine-tuned pressure-sensitive precision on the capacitive multi-touch display.

The Wi-Fi-only version of the ThinkPad Tablet is priced unusually high. $499, $569 and $669 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB devices, respectively. Lenovo plans to integrate mobile broadband into the next version of the tablets to allow for 3G connectivity.

It’s nice to see that ThinkPad continues its styling and design in the tablet instead of straying to provide an iPad look-a-like. Targeted mainly towards the business professional, a market where the only competitor is the BlackBerry PlayBook, the ThinkPad Tablet certainly has clear advantages over consumer devices. Both RIM and Lenovo have strong ties to the corporate world through existing products, and with HP no longer pushing their TouchPad, it’s become an even smaller space to compete.

BlackBerry Unveils The New Curve 9350/9360/9370 Smartphones

BlackBerry recently announced the new BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones under the popular BlackBerry Curve series. These smartphones runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. The BlackBerry Curve 9350 will work with the CDMA carriers and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will work with GSM carriers. On the other hand, BlackBerry Curve 9370 is a world phone. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

These new models will build on the incredible success of the BlackBerry Curve line and further expand the largest global launch of BlackBerry smartphones in our history,said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are absolutely stunning and offer a significant performance upgrade with an unmatched mobile social experience for the millions of feature phone users in the market as well as our existing Curve customers.

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BlackBerry Curve 9350 Specifications:

  • 2.44 inch HVGA+ display
  • 480 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 800 MHz processor
  • BlackBerry 7 Operating System
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • Image stabilization,
  • Face detection
  • Digital zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • VGA video recording
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS ready
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communications)
  • microSD/SDHC slot
  • 512 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 9 hours of video playback time
  • Up to 45 hours of music playback time
  • Up to 14.5 days of standby time
  • Up to 5.5 hours of talk-time

BlackBerry Curve 9360 Specifications:

  • 2.44 inch HVGA+ display
  • 480 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 800 MHz processor
  • BlackBerry 7 Operating System
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • Image stabilization,
  • Face detection
  • Digital zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • VGA video recording
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS ready
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communications)
  • microSD/SDHC slot
  • 512 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 9 hours of video playback time
  • Up to 25 hours of music playback time
  • Up to 5 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 12 days of standby time

BlackBerry Curve 9370 Specifications:

  • 2.44 inch HVGA+ display
  • 480 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 800 MHz processor
  • BlackBerry 7 Operating System
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • Image stabilization,
  • Face detection
  • Digital zoom
  • Geo-tagging
  • VGA video recording
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS ready
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communications)
  • microSD/SDHC slot
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 9 hours of video playback time
  • Up to 45 hours of music playback time
  • Up to 5.5 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 14.5 days of standby time

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones are expected to be available in Canada from this month, followed by other carriers around the world, beginning in September. The price of this handset have not been announced yet. Stay tuned for more updates!