BlackBerry Curve 9220 launched in India for Rs 10,990

We were the first ones to report exclusively that the BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be launched in April. And today that day has finally arrived as the Canadian vendor has launched the successor to its Curve 8520. The device made it to Flipkart before getting officially announced and confirmed the specs which were listed by us in our earlier post. The handset sports a 2.44-inch QVGA display, inbuilt memory of 512MB which is expandable up to 32GB and a 2.0MP fixed focus shooter at the back with 5X digital zoom. The major improvement has come in the form of Wi-Fi connectivity, FM radio, a dedicated BBM key, BlackBerry OS 7.1 and overall better build quality.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 carries an MRP of Rs 10,990. Buyers will get Rs 2,500 worth of free apps from App World till June 30. RIM claims it has the longest battery life of all BlackBerry Curve smartphones. The Curve 9220 will be available in stores from tomorrow. We’ll be doing a hands-on of the BlackBerry 9220 shortly, so stay tuned. However, just for a quick specs-recap, hit the break below.

General Features
Form: Bar
SIM: Single SIM, GSM
Keypad: Yes, QWERTY
Business Features: Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features: Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert
Platform
Operating Freq: GSM – 900, 1800
OS: BlackBerry
Java: No
Display
Type: TFT
Size: 2.44 Inches
Resolution: QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Colors: 65 K
Camera
Primary Camera: Yes, 2.0 Megapixel fixed focus with 5X digital zoom
Video Recording: Yes
Dimensions
Size: 60 x 109 x 12.7 mm
Battery
Type: Li-Ion, talktime of up to 7 hours & music playback

time of up-to 28 hours

Memory and Storage
Expandable Memory Slot: microSD, upto 32 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features: Email
GPRS: Yes
Edge: Yes
3G: No
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
GPS Support: No
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player: Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC+, WAV, FLAC
Video Player: Yes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
FM: Yes
Ringtone: MP3, 64 Polyphonic
Other Features
Call Memory: Yes
SMS Memory: Yes
Phonebook Memory: Yes
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features: MMS Enabled, Optical Trackpad, Organizer, Predictive Text Input, Voice Input
Important Apps: Instant Messaging
  • Adnan

    Love the plain jane tables in the post above! :)

  • Varun Nahar

    While every other vendor is launching superior devices in India. RIM is still hard pressed on launching sub-par phone like BB 9220, how can they even call it a smartphone??

  • KALANDHARREDDY

    OK OR GOOD

  • Akshay

    http://www.firstain.com/index.php/2012/04/18/breaking-blackberry-curve-9220-launched-in-india/

    i found some great news about this new phone. here too. have a look

    • sufiyan ahmad

      this set is assum .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406010595 Jase

      If the Playbook had more app. support then yeah, it would be betetr then the iPad. However, App World is horrible and there’s very little use for this device unless you have a BlackBerry phone. I mean, you can’t even watch Netflix on the Playbook. I returned mine after 3 days of testing.