After having its specs leaked last month, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 has been officially announced by RIM today. It’s going to be very affordable, and it’s aimed at emerging markets such as India, which is where it will launch first.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 wants to be an entry-level smartphone, perhaps perfect for those buying their first. It comes with access to RIM’s famous BBM service (which even gets a dedicated button), some social networking integration, a 2.44″ 320×240 screen, a 2 MP fixed focus camera with video recording, optical trackpad, 512 MB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM, microSD card support, Wi-Fi, no 3G, and a 1,450 mAh battery that RIM claims will be good for 18 days of standby time, 7 hours of talking, or 28 hours of listening to music.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 will become available in India tomorrow for Rs.10,990 (about $212). If you get one before June 30, RIM will also throw in a selection of free apps that you can download from the BlackBerry App World, and which are worth 2,500 rupees.
The smartphone will make it to markets other than India “in the coming weeks”.
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