Getting on the Blackberry bandwagon has never been easier with the launch of the Blackberry Curve 9220 and 9320 from Canadian phone maker, RIM. At 11,990 and 9,990 pesos respectively, these two new QWERTY smartphones are among the most affordable in the entire BB line. Now we get to join the legions who can post their BB pins on Facebook without having to break the bank.
Not only are the 9220 and 9320 easy on the wallet, they're also attractive choices for the rich messaging and social-centric features they offer. On top of that list are the phones' new, dedicated BBM key. Press it, and the phone instantly brings up your BBM network. The phones also have Facebook and Twitter for Blackberry apps, and Social Feeds 2.0, which consolidates your many social networks. Blackberry sets are popular for highlighting the most basic use of a phone: to connect and communicate.
The 9220 and 9320 may not be the flashiest phones out there (it essentially looks like any other BB QWERTY smartphone), but you can trust that they are always properly armed to get the job done. They're both powered by Blackberry 7.1 OS, the latest BB OS, and both come with a 2.44-inch display (320 x 240 pixels), 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a touch-sensitive trackpad. They also sport built-in FM radio capabilities, that doesn't require a data plan or use data services. RIM claims the phones' battery life lasts up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours of music playback with headphones.
So what's the difference between the two? Well, the more expensive Curve 9320 features 3G connectivity and boasts a bigger 3.15-megapixel camera with flash. The Curve 9220 only has a 2-megapixel shooter. Other than those, they're the same units.
Globe currently offers the Curve 9220 at Plan 499 (with P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription) while the 9320 is offered with Globe's My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999. Get 'em while they're fresh, guys!