Lagos, Nigeria and Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the first-ever BlackBerry Curve model with a touch display, the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 smartphone, is now available in Nigeria.*
The 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 9380 and believe it will be well received by both new customers and existing BlackBerry customers in Nigeria.”
For more information about the new BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphone, please visit: http://worldwide.blackberry.
* Please check availability with your local carrier or distributor.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com orwww.blackberry.com.