BlackBerry Style CDMA phone launched in India

BlackBerry Style is the first smartphone with a full-Qwerty keyboard in a flip design. It has dual high-resolution displays and runs the new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry, has launched the BlackBerry Style 9670 CDMA smartphone in India.

It comes in a flip design and has a full-Qwerty keyboard. It also features the latest BlackBerry 6 operating system.

"The CDMA segment represents a significant portion of the overall mobile subscriber base in India and we are pleased to further our commitment to Indian consumers with the introduction of this powerful and stylish BlackBerry smartphone," said Frenny Bawa, managing director, India, Research In Motion.

He added, "The BlackBerry Style is a new and exciting choice for customers, offering an attractive flip design and an intuitive user experience powered by the new BlackBerry 6 operating system."

The BlackBerry Style has an optical trackpad. It also boasts two large displays, an external 2 inch screen with 240x320 resolution for quickly viewing notifications/messages and a high-resolution 2.7 inch internal screen with 360x400 pixel resolution.

Other features of the phone include a 5MP camera with flash and support for video recording, built-in GPS for location-based apps and geo-tagging, WiFi, and an expandable memory slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.

The phone supports 3G CDMA network (although it is not available in India as of now, though MTS plans to rollout such a network soon).

Preinstalled applications include YouTube, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Also, the BlackBerry Style has enhanced multimedia capabilities including a redesigned media application for a richer experience with music, pictures and videos. It also features a new WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages quickly.

The phone will be available without any operator bundling, so customers are free to choose their desired network from three options that is available (Tata Indicom, MTS, and Reliance Communication CDMA).

The phone is priced at Rs. 24,990.

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