BlackBerry Curve 9220 & Curve 8520 Now Available in Globe Prepaid Kits

Still can’t decide whether to get a postpaid plan or not from Globe Telecom for its offering of RIM’s latest BlackBerry Curve smartphone? Well, perhaps you’d be glad to hear the telco is now offering the BlackBerry Curve 9220 in prepaid kit! But if you would still prefer the much cheaper and older BlackBerry Curve 8520, yet still offers a powerful multimedia and social networking experience – Globe Telecom also has it on its BlackBerry prepaid kit lineup as well.

Globe BlackBerry Prepaid Kit

The presser says Globe subscribers can avail of a BlackBerry Curve 9220 prepaid package for P9,990, while the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is available for a much cheaper P6,990 price tag. Both of these prepaid packages comes with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription offering users unlimited access to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and a premium BlackBerry smartphone skin for free. (more…)

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 Review

RIM Philippines sent CTB a review unit of its latest addition to the BlackBerry lineup in the country, the BlackBerry Curve 9220. The Curve 9220 is RIM’s latest offering for its entry-level Curve lineup yet it carries the latest version of the company’s proprietary mobile platform, the BlackBerry OS 7.1. Announced back in April, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 finally made its way in the Philippines a month later, and RIM Philippines brought the handset here in Cebu in June. This handset is marketed to appeal mostly for young smartphone users and teens alike, or as its category suggest – the Curve 9220 is for “entry-level” users. I have had so many quick encounters with BlackBerry devices in the past and I must admit that this is the first time I dated a BlackBerry phone, so I guess I had enough time to see myself what this handset has to offer inside and out. Anyhow, CTB’s full review of the BB Curve 9220 follows after the break.
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The Build

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 measures 109 x 60 x 12.7 mm and in real world, it means it could sit comfortably in the palm of a typical Asian user. It’s not too big, nor too small – just an average-sized handset. In the frontage is the usual BB signature, that is the QWERTY keyboard; and the 2.44-inch display is just right above the row of useful keys namely (from left): the Send key, Menu Key, the Optical Trackpad, Escape Key, and End/Power Key. The phone’s earpiece speaker is just right above the screen beside the Notification LED. (more…)

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Research In Motion Adds More Affordable BlackBerry 7 Phones in the Philippines

Just a couple of weeks ago, Research In Motion (RIM) have officially launched its two newest BlackBerry Curve devices in the Philippines — the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and Curve 9320.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 was first announced back in April followed by the Curve 9320 in May, but both devices actually made its official land fall in the country late last month. So basically, telling you about these handsets here on CTB is a bit delayed, but I’ve already told you why. Despite of that, let’s have a quick look what these phones really have to offer, inside and out!
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 are very identical in the outside, both featuring a 2.44-inch display and a QWERTY keyboard. There’s really nothing to boast from its innards, just that these phones are typically entry-level yet offer the core BlackBerry experience. Both devices run on the latest BlackBerry OS 7.1 that offers new great features such as mobile hotspot, FM Radio, and an improved battery performance; plus those social features you’d always experience on BlackBerry like BBM, Social Feeds, Facebook, Twitter, and other web-enabled functionalities. You can’t expect much on multimedia of these phones, but in any case you need to capture moments along the way – perhaps the phones’ camera would suffice. (more…)

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