Verizon today added a new member to its BlackBerry family of devices, the Curve 9310. Launching online on July 12 and at Verizon stores in the coming weeks, the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will be priced at $49.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. Customers picking up the Curve 9310 will need to sign up for a Share Everything plan, which starts at $80 per month for unlimited talk and text as well as 300MB of data.
As far as specs go, the BlackBerry Curve 9310 features a 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot with support for cards up to 32GB in size, a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger key and the BlackBerry 7.1 OS. Verizon is currently offering the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for $229.99 on contract (and the Curve 9370 for $99.99 with an agreement), so the Curve 9310 looks like it could be an option for folks in the market for a new BlackBerry that'll be easy on their wallet. To help pass the time until the Curve 9310 becomes available online on Thursday, you can find Verizon's full announcement of the device available below.
Verizon Wireless And RIM Announce New BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 Smartphone
Easy-to-Use BlackBerry Smartphone with all the Tools to Stay Productive and Social
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July 10, 2012
BASKING RIDGE, NJ and WATERLOO, Ontario — Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Curve™9310 smartphone, a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a slim and easy-to-use smartphone ready to help customers make the move from a basic phone to a smartphone. It includes all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric applications that let customers easily connect to the people and things that matter most to them. Running on BlackBerry 7.1, the Curve 9310 also features the iconic BlackBerry keyboard for quick and easy typing and a dedicated BBM™ key for instant access to RIM’s popular mobile social network.
Facebook® and Twitter™ apps allow customers to easily interact with their social network in real time, and, with the new Social Feeds 2.0 app, they can post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS feeds), social apps and instant messaging apps, all in one consolidated view.
3.2-megapixel camera – easily share pictures and video with friends through text, BBM, Facebook and Twitter
VZ Navigator® capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share directions withothers
On-device Parental Controls – customers can grant as little or as much access to the Internet, social networking and messaging as they see appropriate. Create a select list of contacts for both incoming and outgoing calls
microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB
Pricing and availability
The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 12 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
New customers who purchase the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will need to subscribe to a Share Everything plan starting at $80 monthly access for unlimited talk and text messaging and 300 MB of data. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything for additional information on data plans.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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