RIM Launches the New BlackBerry Curve 9380 and Bold 9790 Smartphones in Nigeria

Research In Motion, makers of the leading smartphones in Africa, recently announced that the first-ever BlackBerry Curve model with a touch display, the  new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 smartphone …

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Research In Motion, makers of the leading smartphones in Africa, recently announced that the first-ever BlackBerry Curve model with a touch display, the  new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 smartphone and also the Bold 9790,are now available in Nigeria.

blackberry-curve-9380The sleek and stylish all-touch BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphone is powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating system, which delivers a faster and richer user experience. BlackBerry 7 introduces an enhanced browser that provides a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience and it offers optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences. The popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information. It also includes the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, and comes with a variety of personal and productivity apps out of the box.

In addition, the BlackBerry Curve 9380 includes built-in support for Augmented Reality and NFC, allowing users to connect with the world around them in fresh new ways. With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews about restaurants close by, or get the story behind an interesting landmark or point of interest. NFC also enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

Waldi Wepener, the Regional Director for East, West and Central Africa at RIM, said: “The finely crafted BlackBerry Curve 9380 is sleek, easy-to-use and delivers a powerful social and multimedia experience. It is the first touch screen smartphone in the BlackBerry Curve family with a large high resolution display that’s fluid and responsive to the touch. We are pleased to introduce the new BlackBerry Curve 9380and believe it will be well received by both new customers and existing BlackBerry customers in Nigeria.”

For the new BlackBerry Bold 9790,It features a compact design and offers users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high-resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard. bold 9790

With the BlackBerry 7 OS and a powerful 1 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for browsing the web, running apps, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.
BlackBerry 7 introduces an enhanced browser that provides a significantly faster,more fluid web browsing experience. It also offers optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences. In addition, the popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.
Speaking about the phone, Mr Waldi Wepener, said, “The BlackBerry Bold 9790 combines a fluid touch display with the iconic BlackBerry keyboard in an impressively slim and stylish design. It’s powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system and delivers a truly outstanding mix of communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features.
BlackBerry is very popular in Nigeria and we are excited to be expanding ourportfolio of smartphones in this market.”
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 includes built-in support for Augmented Reality and NFC,allowing users to connect with the world around them in fresh new ways. With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBM™ (BlackBerry®Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews on nearby restaurants, or get the story behind interesting landmarks and points of interest. NFC also enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

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