Blackberry and Verizon Get Curvalicious and Global

Verizon and BlackBerry rolled out the 9370 Curve today at CES 2012. Not only is it slim and refined, but it is at last Global Ready. It has made a gentle metamorphosis into and ergonomic shape while keeping its’ iconic keyboard and trackpad. It will run on the Verizon 3G network and is powered by the Blackberry 7.0 OS. It includes the a Social feeds app, Premium access to Documents on the Go, and a native PDF viewer. Here are some other highlights:

· 3G coverage on the nation’s most reliable network

· Global Ready – Quad-band with support for GSM, GPRS and EDGE, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries

· Support for Near Field Communications (NFC), enables many capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone

· 5-megapixel camera with flash

· 2.44-inch display

· Wi-Fi b/g/n

· Bluetooth® 2.1


· microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB cards

· 2 GB microSD™ card pre-installed

Pricing and availability:

· BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

· Customers that purchase a BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

Look for it at Verizon as of January 19.

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