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MTN and RIM debut WiFi-enabled BlackBerry


MTN South Africa and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the
availability of two WiFi enabled BlackBerry smartphones for MTN customers:
the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphones.

MTN offers a wide and growing selection of BlackBerry smartphones so that
each subscriber can choose the model that best meets their needs.
"Each of these BlackBerry smartphones blends powerful communications and
connectivity capabilities with exceptional ease-of-use and elegant design,"
says Don Morrison, chief operating officer at RIM. "The built-in Wi-Fi
support can give users fast and flexible access to their email, the Web and
the intranet from any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world. This flexibility helps
users to stay connected and to make the most of their time on the go."
Pieter Verkade, MTN SA's chief marketing officer, adds: "MTN is committed to
offering its customers communications solutions with a broad variety of
multimedia features. These two handsets will bring additional choice to our
extensive smartphone range."
Featuring a metallic silver-colour finish, soft edges and compact design,
the BlackBerry Curve 8320 is the smallest and lightest BlackBerry smartphone
with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Features include a 2 megapixel digital camera, media player, Wi-Fi
capabilities, expandable memory, Voice Dialing, and trackball navigation.
Plus, users get all the core functionality that they expect from a
BlackBerry smartphone, including email and text messaging, instant
messaging, web browser and premium phone features.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 includes rich multimedia capabilities together
with powerful communications features in a small, sleek design. The
BlackBerry Pearl 8120 includes a two-megapixel digital camera with video
recording, an externally accessible microSD/SDHC memory slot and built-in
Wi-Fi. These new features add to the renowned BlackBerry smartphone
experience for e-mail, phone, messaging (SMS, IM, MMS), web browsing,
multimedia, organiser and other applications.