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RIM launches BlackBerry smartphones in Singapore

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone is expected to be available from SingTel by the end of January 2009. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone will be available from M1, SingTel and StarHub in the first quarter of 2009.

According to Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry Curve 8900 features: a full-QWERTY keyboard; built-in GPS; a 512MHz next generation processor; a 3.2-megapixel camera; and a hot-swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot with support for memory cards of up to 16Gb per card.

The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 provides multimedia experience including a two-megapixel camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording, stereo Bluetooth support and an expandable memory card slot for up to 16Gb of additional storage per card. Customers can also share pictures, check the latest sports scores and post on social networking sites, including Facebook, Flickr, and

Gregory Wade, regional vice president for Asia Pacific at RIM, said: We are pleased to work with our carrier partners to present two additional RIM innovations to customers in Singapore. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphones build on the success of the BlackBerry platform and offer customers two new, well balanced alternatives to meet their mobile lifestyle, entertainment and business needs.

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