BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in India

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 10:43 by Tech Correspondent

RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8900 will now be available in India via Vodafone, Airtel, and Reliance. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will cost Rs 27,990.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 photo

BlackBerry Curve 8900 photo

The launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8900, aimed at business professionals, comes on the heels of the BlackBerry 9500 launch by Vodafone, also priced at Rs 27,990.

The sleek BlackBerry Curve 8900 has a 480×360 display screen (one of the highest resolution phones from BlackBerry) that supports 65000 colors. Unlike the BlackBerry Storm 9500, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has a trackball navigator found in the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. The Menu, Talk, End, and Clear buttons are located above the backlit full QUERTY keyboard.

Reports say that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest and lightest BlackBerry model so far, weighing 109.9 grams.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 front photo

BlackBerry Curve 8900 front photo

Like all the other BlackBerry models, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers e-mail, text messaging, browser, instant messaging, corporate data access, document viewing, editing and organizer applications.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers access to GoogleTalk, BlackBerry Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live, Facebook, Flickr, and MySpace.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 comes with a 3.2 MP camera with auto focus, auto flash, and image stabilisation. The camera can also record videos and support mobile streaming.

The media player  supports .3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, GSM610, PCM, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9/10 Standard/Pro * audio format  and DivX, XviD (MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile), H.263, WMV3 video format.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 comes with a built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. The GPS works with BlackBerry maps location-based software to enable users to find desired locations.

The smartphone has a 1GB memory and a memory slot for microSD memory card.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 has a1400 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell battery with a talk time of 5.5 hours and standbytime of 15 days.

In India, RIM has plans to extend the BlackBerry territory to that of the consumer segment as well. As part of its India strategy, RIM has tied up with Redington India for distribution and sales of BlackBerry unlocked handsets through retail channels across the country.

RIM has said that it plans to bring mobile applications to India that will appeal to the consumer segment. RIM may also launch a India-specific handset in the future.

With the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry is now selling four models in India, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, BlackBerry Bold, and Black Berry Storm 9500 being the other three.

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25 Comments

  1. Blackberry Niagara EVDO phone photo, price and Blackberry smartpones in India | DWS Tech said on Thursday, February 19, 2009, 20:29

    [...] Blackberry javelin. Both Niagara and the BlackBerry Javelin will look rather like hybrids of the BlackBerry Curve and the BlackBerry [...]

  2. Sid said on Monday, August 3, 2009, 11:25

    Why would anyone buy Blackberry 8900 when Nokia E71 has all the feature plus 3G capabilities. E71 is 7000 cheaper than this phone and more sleek looking !!

  3. ronak said on Thursday, August 13, 2009, 17:29

    cauz its blackberry dude…

  4. Shankey said on Saturday, December 26, 2009, 20:50

    its a rocking phone nd i thnk u shld buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. JJUUKO EDWARD JULIUS said on Monday, January 4, 2010, 10:30

    well, i have been supporting blackberry products for along time, so this time let them give me a bonus of a cute blackberry curve 8900, contact me juliuseddie@yahoo.com

  6. jatin said on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 6:15

    it’s simply amazing phone i have ever heard and used more better than Black berry Bold , i just got its in gift from my cousin. guys just go for this without any doubt,

  7. Govind said on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 15:28

    its really feeling great using 8900…!!!! rather m luving it….

  8. chirag said on Thursday, February 11, 2010, 17:13

    i realy like this phone….i realy enjoy with this phone……

  9. mahidhar said on Saturday, May 1, 2010, 13:52

    i also want to buy this smartphone can anyone plz tell me its current price in INDIAN market

  10. vicky gurung said on Monday, May 3, 2010, 17:04

    wow this phone is really outstnding.blackberry its always been a finest cell tht i had ever cn thn ne other set.

  11. Sandy said on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 17:57

    In india its very costly better get it from dubai if u r any frind or relative staying there because from UAE cost @ AED 1400 means just 17,500 & made also u get Hungry not china like in indian market

  12. amit chhabria said on Saturday, May 22, 2010, 11:22

    HEY BUDY BLACKCERRY 8900 CURVE IS NOW VERY CHEAP IN INDIA ITS JUST NOW 14999/- ONLY IF ANY ONE INTERESTED PLZ CAONTACT AMIT_STAR_2006@YAHOO.CO.IN

  13. abhishek shinde said on Monday, June 7, 2010, 6:34

    guyzz you better use it 8900 is owesome. I am using it this is my first ever black berry… it feels something different, people look at you and your phone, you’ll be the odd man in your group…!!!

  14. ankish arora said on Sunday, June 20, 2010, 9:03

    hey frnz im in 9th class and i m loving to use blackberry curve 8900 itz just awesome frnz go for it …..:)

  15. rtrytry said on Monday, June 21, 2010, 6:53

    i bought this phone in india for Rs19000/-

  16. alltabhai ansari said on Saturday, July 31, 2010, 6:38

    I have this cell fone iwon`t to sell this mobile I’m selling of 7500

  17. thirumalesh said on Sunday, August 1, 2010, 2:56

    it is a good phone ..but nokia e series is better choice than this

  18. samuel said on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 19:02

    Hai guys! 8900 is Such a wonder, I had never see before!!!

  19. avi said on Saturday, December 4, 2010, 20:57

    I have used backberry 8900 curve and e72, i can bet e72 is better any day….

  20. amrita said on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 19:12

    can sum 1 plz assist me whether one can enable face book n twitter in dis cel

  21. sourabh said on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 11:41

    itz juzz kinda cute cell but i have used htc g1 nd itz da best

  22. Abisaleeth said on Sunday, February 13, 2011, 18:24

    I have used e72 and BB 8900. But e72 is better I think.

  23. sathish said on Friday, March 4, 2011, 20:34

    I dont like 8900 because it’s wasting money to get the peak features ,it’s also available in nokia and samsung models in cheaper rate with stylish look.

  24. sathish R M said on Friday, March 4, 2011, 20:37

    People should understand one thing that blackbery 8900 currve is stylish and looking good ,but we can get the more stylish mobile with reduced rate with same feature and quality in NOKIA mobiles also.

  25. pushkin said on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:02

    let ppl say watevr they wanna say…
    i personally fell thisis the awesomest fone!
    wow…just love it…and the best part is tht i am buyin it today! :D
    soooodamn excited! :D