It seems like Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are offering the BlackBerry phones aka BB in their postpaid and prepaid plans, recently SUN Cellular has opted to join the BB bandwagon as well.
After offering the Apple iPhone for mobile subscribers, Globe now wants them to get some Curve as well, i.e. the BlackBerry Curve 8520. This stylish RIM smartphone comes for free in one of Globe’s latest offering of customizable postpaid plans, the MY FULLYLOADED PLAN, which comes in consumable amount and freebies that you can customize according to your budget and communication needs.
Recognizing the potential appeal of the smart phones around the world, Blackberry rolled out the Curve 8520 to ensure all the bases in marketing are covered. Targeted at young fashionistas, the Curve 8520 smart phone offered by Globe comes in two good colors. For individuals with a fiery and passionate side, there is the ruby-red Curve 8520. A bright white model—think early frost—is also available for those who like it classic and conservative. Whether it’s red or white, the 8520 is a chic device that can easily slip into a purse or jeans pocket.
Globe Telecom readily recognized it has a winner in the new RIM smart phone. Menchie Orlina, Globe chief marketing officer, points out that the Curve 8520 is a complete package in its category. “The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smart phone gives you everything you need to express yourself, all in a stylish and affordable package. With new colors, great features and BlackBerry Messenger on our Super Surfing service, you’ll always be Globe-connected, in touch and in style all the time,” says Orlina in a statement
“At Globe, up to 70 percent of our BlackBerry-toting users are hard-core BBM-ers, showing that Pinoys give top props to always being in the loop. We’re here to give you more options to keep you in touch with everyone and everything that matters to you,” adds Orlina.
At first glance, there is no doubt the Curve 8520 is a good-looking device. Aside from that, it is a powerhouse smart phone with top-mounted media keys that let you rock your favorite tunes while on a beachside stroll, and a built-in 2-megapixel camera with an integrated photo-sharing feature so you can instantly send your vacation pictures to MySpace, Twitter, Facebook or Flickr.
Just take a look at the features of the Curve 8520. It has a 2.64-inch display screen at 320×240 pixels. For storage purposes, a user can start with a 256MB flash memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card. For typing, the full QWERTY will make the user feel he is using a mobile PC.
To give a seamless connection with other devices, the Curve 8520 is equipped with a Bluetooth 2.0 and powered by general packet radio services and Edge technology. Furthermore, it packs in Wi-Fi 802.11 to ensure continuous surfing anytime, anywhere. It has a Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery.
The smart phone is also suited for journalists and bloggers as it has a 2-megapixel camera and voice-recording capabilities.
Mobile professionals will find the Curve 8520 as a potent tool whenever they’re on the go in their work. Going to the Applications menu, you will find the MemoPad, Tasks, Calculator, Word to Go, Sheet to Go, Slideshow to Go, Voice Dialing, Password Keeper and Saved Messages.
With the Curve 8520’s access to an array of applications on BlackBerry App World, you can play games (BrickBreaker, WordMole, Texas HoldEmKing 2, Klondike and Sudoku), check the weather, or listen to the radio by trying out the slew of free and paid apps available.
Free BlackBerry in Postpaid Plans
Globe: FREE at Plan 1799 for MY FULLYLOADED PLAN
Smart: FREE at Plan 1800 Smart GOLD postpaid
SUN: FREE at Plan 2500
BlackBerry Prepaid Kit Plans
Smart Buddy: BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone Prepaid Kit at Php13990.00
Globe: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Prepaid phonekit at Php 28995.00
Globe: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Prepaid phonekit at Php 14995.00
SUN: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Handheld at Php 26200.00 standalone price*
SUN: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Handheld at Php 14200.00 standalone price*
*Note: The SUN Cellular website didn’t indicate if a prepaid kit is included in the standalone price for the phone.
If you really want to buy Blackberry unlocked phones at discounted deals without going through the hassles of a postpaid mobile account, you might want to check out these Blackberry Amazon.com deals:
The discounted Amazon.com Blackberry phones above are only shipped to a US address though, so if you are not in the US and you know a family or friend is coming over from there, you might arrange to ship the item to their address and they can bring it for you.