RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Curve 8520 in the Philippines
The first BlackBerry smartphone with innovative touch-sensitive trackpad and dedicated media keys for easy navigation and control
Manila, Philippines - September 8, 2009 - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphone in the Philippines. The slim and stylish handset, a new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones, is scheduled to be available from Globe and Smart at the end of September*.
The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 introduces an innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for an exceptional navigation experience. It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature dedicated media keys, which are smoothly integrated along the top of the handset giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.
The user-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520 provides easy access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and social networking sites (including Facebook® and MySpace), and features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing. It is also Wi-Fi®-enabled and includes rich multimedia capabilities with easy access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.
"Consumers are becoming more sophisticated when it comes to mobile phone purchase decisions. They want something that combines ease-of-use with extensive features and functionality. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone gives them just what they need," said Gregory Wade, Regional Vice President, RIM Asia Pacific. "This new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series delivers all the great messaging, social networking and multimedia features that customers have come to love about BlackBerry smartphones."
Key features of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone include:
To learn more about the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone visit: http://www.blackberry.com/ap/curve8520