As if it’s not yet available in the Philippines, RIM officially announce that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will now be available in the local market. I know the BlackBerry Curve 9360 has been available in the grey market since it was announced last August but it’s still different if you buy your locally released BlackBerry Curve 9360, there’s the issue of warranty, product support and of course the subsidized pricing from carrier for those who want a 2 year lock-in contract.
You can read the full PR and press photo after the break.
BlackBerry Curve 9360 Specs:
QC 8655 1.2 GHz
2.44-inch HVGA+ (480×360 pixel) display @246 ppi
BlackBerry 7 OS
512MB internal RAM expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
5 MP EDoF camera w/ LED flash and VGA video recording
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n enabled w/ UMA Support
2G, 3G and HSPA voice
Accelerometer, digital compass
Lithium-ion 1000mAh battery
According to RIM the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available on all 3 carrier (Smart, Globe and SUN), so better contact them for the price (that is if you prefer the 2 year lock-in contract) and for unlock version of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 according to Yugatech the official price is Php16,990 but can be a bit lower at our friendly stores in Green hills.
RIM full press release:
Research In Motion Launches the New BlackBerry Curve 9360 Smartphone in the Philippines
Sleek, fast and easy-to-use, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 delivers smooth social experiences wherever you go
Manila, the Philippines – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360, which features the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system (OS), is now available in the Philippines from carriers and authorized retail channels.
Hastings Singh, Vice President of South Asia at RIM commented, “The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a stunning, easy-to-use smartphone that will appeal to Filipino customers who want to stay socially connected. The Curve family of smartphones has been very popular in the Philippines and we expect the new BlackBerry Curve 9360, with all of its major enhancements, to be well received by new customers as well as existing BlackBerry Curve users looking to upgrade.”
The new BlackBerry Curve smartphone is slim, stylish and simply beautiful. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. GPS and Wi-Fi® support are also included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.
In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 OS, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone features a range of powerful hardware enhancements including an upgraded processor and display, more memory, and built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications). NFC is a new technology that is enabling many exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone to deliver a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience. Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also enabled smoother navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
Best In Class Communications and Social Experiences
The BlackBerry Curve 9360 delivers the world’s best mobile communications and social experiences with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day.
The latest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) is pre-loaded and now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the ‘BBM connected’ app.
The updated Social Feeds (2.0) app has been extended to capture updates from media and favorites all in one consolidated view. The new Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones (2.0) app introduces features like Facebook chat and BBM integration that makes it easier for users to connect with their Facebook friends in real time utilizing push notifications. Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones also delivers a deeply integrated experience including use of real time push notifications and Social Feeds integration.
For additional information please visit http://ph.blackberry.com/Curve9360 or www.facebook.com/BlackBerryPH