MTN and Research In Motion today announced availability of the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphones for MTN customers in South Africa.
The new smartphones offer slim and stylish designs with enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features.
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is both powerful and compact, offering users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard.
The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first-ever BlackBerry Curve smartphone with a touch display. It continues to deliver the powerful social experiences, ease-of-use and smaller handset size that distinguish the BlackBerry Curve family, while also offering Curve users the choice of a larger display and an all-touch design. Both smartphones are also powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system (OS).
“We are excited to expand our BlackBerry 7 portfolio with the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphones,” said Mike Fairon, GM – Product Services and Innovation, MTNSA.
“Our customers will enjoy the faster performance, brilliant touch displays and compact designs available with these two new BlackBerry smartphones.”
“With stunning graphics, amazing multimedia, faster Web browsing and cutting-edge technologies such as Near Field Communications and support for Augmented Reality, we believe these new BlackBerry 7 smartphones take the user experience to a new level,” said Rui Brites, Director of Product Management for Africa at RIM.