In yet another addition to its swanky range, BlackBerry handset maker Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of its new dual-screen ''Style' smartphone for CDMA customers in India, to be sold in the open market.
The earlier BlackBerry phones launched for CDMA customers were bundled with the services of Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communications. The new smartphone has a compact flip design with dual high-resolution displays and a QWERTY keyboard. The phone has a 2-inch (diagonal) external screen for quick viewing of notifications and messages along with a 2.7-inch (diagonal) internal screen.
"The CDMA segment represents a significant portion of the overall mobile
subscriber base in India and we are pleased to further our commitment to
Indian consumers with the introduction of this powerful and stylish
BlackBerry smartphone," RIM India Managing Director Frenny Bawa said in a statement.
It also comes with multimedia features which include a 5 mega pixel
camera with flash. The handset will support video recording, offers
built-in GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging, Wi-Fi
access and an expandable memory slot for up to 32GB of additional
The BlackBerry Style smartphone will offer an optical trackpad for
navigation. It will support applications like YouTube, BBM, Facebook,
Twitter and MySpace.
The phone is now available in the market and distribution of the
smartphone is being managed by Brightpoint India, RIM's national retail
distribution partner for CDMA-enabled BlackBerry smartphones, the