Blackberry phones in India with Reliance Mobile

Friday, April 15, 2011, 9:11 by Tech Correspondent

BlackBerry is a popular smartphone considered to offer the best  enterprise solution services.

In India, Reliance Mobile offers BlackBerry phones with a variety of data plans that grant you instant access to the Internet and your e-mails. Related: Reliance 3G services launch

Do keep in mind that BlackBerry phones from Reliance Mobile are SIM locked to Reliance network, and no other operator’s SIM will work on these phones. Also see: BlackBerry Style coming to India with Reliance Mobile

Let’s take a look at the BlackBerry phones offered by Reliance Mobile.

BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold is powered by BlackBerry 6 OS that enables tabbed browsing, gets updates from social networking sites and RSS feeds in one place and finds everything at your fingertips with universal search.

Photo: BlackBerry Bold 9650

With the 9650, you can integrate up to 10 e-mail accounts into one easy-to-access place, along with your calendar, contacts and other important data.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 has a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and video recording capability. It has a full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad for easy typing and navigation. The Bold is 3G-enabled, comes with a built-in GPS and supports Wi-Fi connectivity.

The 9650 has 512MB of internal memory and comes with a 2GB media card. You can expand the memory further through microSD cards. The phone packs in a 1400mAHR battery that delivers up to 4 hours of talk time.

BlackBerry Curve 8330

Enclosed in an attractive silver chassis, the Curve 8330 comes with RIM’s intuitive trackball navigation system and a full QWERTY backlit keypad.

Photo: BlackBerry Curve 8330

The 8330′s BlackBerry platform supports access to e-mail, messaging and other mobile applications. The phone offers access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server which tightly integrates with IBM Lotus, Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise, and works with existing enterprise systems to enable push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data together with advanced security and IT administration.

The phone sports a 2-megapixel camera with flash and advanced multimedia capabilities. Pictures taken through the 8330 can be shared via e-mail, MMS and instant messaging applications.

Other features of BlackBerry Curve 8330 CDMA phone include voice-activated dialing, noise cancellation technology and Bluetooth connectivity. This phone doesn’t have Wi-Fi support.

BlackBerry Curve 8530

The Curve 8530 is a 3G-enabled CDMA phone which is available in black color. It has a 35-key backlit QWERTY keyboard and a touch-sensitive optical trackpad. Also see: BlackBerry Curve Touch spotted

Photo: BlackBerry Curve 8530

The phone offers GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions. The 8530 has a 2-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and video recording feature.

BlackBerry Curve 853 offers access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server and can integrate with up to 10 e-mail accounts. However, the phone doesn’t feature password protection facility for BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The Curve 8530 has 256MB of flash memory and supports expandable memory of up to 16GB. The phone offers Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity. A 1150mAh battery powers the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone.

BlackBerry Curve 8520

The Curve 8520 is a GSM phone that comes in a variety of colors to appeal to young professionals and students. The phone boasts a touch-sensitive optical trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard. Related: Get BlackBerry Curve 8520 for Rs. 9,599 from LetsBuy

Photo: BlackBerry Curve 8520

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is driven by a 512 MHz CPU and has an inbuilt flash memory of 256 MB. The memory can be expanded up to 16 GB using microSD/SHDC memory cards.

The Blackberry phone comes with a 2-megapixel camera that can record videos too. It doesn’t offer the popular GPS and BlackBerry Map feature. More info: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Other features include voice-activated dialing, Bluetooth support, built-in Wi-Fi and a full HTML Web browser that also supports video streaming. BlackBerry Curve 8520 is powered by a 1150mAh battery that delivers up to 4.5 hours of talk time.

BlackBerry Curve 8900

BlackBerry Curve 8900 is an out and out business phone as it offers e-mail, text messaging, Internet browser, instant messaging, corporate data access, document viewing, editing and organizer applications.

Photo: BlackBerry Curve 8900

The  Curve 8900 offers access to GoogleTalk, BlackBerry Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live, Facebook, Flickr, and MySpace. For easy typing and navigation, it has a 35-key backlit QWERTY keyboard and a trackball located on the front.

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 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 256MB internal memory which can be expanded via a microSD card. The Curve 8900 has a 1400mAHR battery with a talk time of 5.5 hours and standby time of 15 days. Read more: BlackBerry Curve 8900

BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour 9630 has a 2.44-inch HVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. The phone supports 3G and GPS navigation facilities.

Photo: BlackBerry Tour 9630

The Tour has a 35-key QWERTY physical keyboard with backlighting. It has a trackball, flanked by the menu key on the left and escape key on the right. As in every BlackBerry phone, the Tour 9630 offers wireless e-mail and phone facilities, besides an organizer, instant messenger, Internet browser and corporate data access.

The Tour 9630 sports a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. The media player on the BlackBerry Tour can handles a slew of audio and video formats, including WMV and MPEG. The BlackBerry Tour has an integrated speaker and microphone.

The phone comes with Bluetooth connectivity but doesn’t offer Wi-Fi support. The 9630 has 256MB on board memory which can be expanded up to 8GB with a memory card. A 1400mAh battery powers the phone.

Reliance offers 24×7 dedicated BlackBerry support. You can call 30336363 from any phone or *363 (toll free) from a Reliance BlackBerry phone to know more about Reliance BlackBerry phones and offers.