Tata Indicom and RIM Launches BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone in India

  • New smartphone features high speed network access, built-in Wi-Fi
    and GPS, trackpad and dedicated media keys 
  • Tata Indicom offers free the Gold 900 data package for two months and
    free live TV subscription for three months to new subscribers choosing
    the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone

Tata Teleservices Limited, India’s fastest-growing
pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, and Research In
Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless
innovation, today introduced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone to
CDMA customers on the Tata Indicom network. The new BlackBerry Curve
8530 brings ease-of-use to email, messaging, social networking,
multimedia and entertainment for people on the go, and is now available
at authorized Tata Indicom retail stores across India.

The combination of pre-paid and post-paid plans from Tata Indicom
together with the BlackBerry smartphone’s user-friendly features will
enable Tata Indicom to deliver a rich mobile communications experience
to customers. Until 30th June 2010, Tata Indicom is offering free data
services for two months along with the BlackBerry Curve 8530. Connected
on Tata Indicom’s fast CDMA network, customers can also enjoy watching
free live TV for the first 3 months if they subscribe before 30th June,
2010.

“The CDMA smartphone market is developing rapidly. The launch of the
BlackBerry Curve 8530 will give Tata Indicom customers access to a very
approachable smartphone at an affordable price,” said Mr. Pradeep
Dwivedi, Senior Vice President, Tata Teleservices Limited. “We believe
that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 supported by our extensive network will
appeal to young professionals and students who want easy-to-use
smartphones with rich communications and multimedia features that allow
them to stay connected through social networking sites, instant
messaging services including BlackBerry Messenger, and email.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is an incredibly approachable, feature-rich
smartphone. It includes an innovative optical trackpad, which delivers a
great navigation experience. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is equipped with
dedicated media keys, which are smoothly integrated along the top of
the handset giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their
music and videos. With high speed network access and its built-in
Wi-Fi, customers can enjoy faster access to the Internet and extended
data coverage.

In addition to providing the industry’s leading mobile solution for
email, messaging (IM & SMS) and social networking, and an
easy-to-use, full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing, the
BlackBerry Curve 8530 comes with powerful multimedia features, useful
applications to help users stay organized and productive and full HTML
browsing.

“RIM is delighted to introduce the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 in India
with Tata Indicom network and  we are confident that it will appeal to a
wide audience of customers with its exceptional messaging and social
media apps as well as its powerful multimedia features,” said Frenny
Bawa, Managing Director, India, Research In Motion.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone measures 109 mm x 60 mm x 13.90 mm
(L x W x D) and weighs only 106 grams (including battery). It comes
packed with features including:

  • Easy-to-use, highly tactile, full-QWERTY keyboard and optical
    trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation
  • 256 MB flash memory and 528 MHz next generation processor for
    enhanced performance
  • Supports voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth (version 2.1),
    with support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and
    other Bluetooth peripherals
  • High speed internet roaming on CDMA networks
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • GPS with support for location-based applications
  • Digital camera with zoom and video recording
  • Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with
    dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync
    photos and music from your computer to the smartphone Access to
    BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of
    third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry
    smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social
    networking, news, weather, productivity and more
  • Access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, BlackBerry
    Messenger) and popular social networking sites such as Facebook and
    MySpace
  • Powerful multimedia capabilities with dedicated media keys
    smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an
    easy, convenient way to control their music and videos
  • Support for BlackBerry services with access to up to 10
    supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such
    as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail, and BlackBerry
    Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT
    administration for corporate deployments
  •  Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card
    slot, supporting up to 32 GB cards

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