Carphone Warehouse Will Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 Dec. 20th

More Curve 8900 releases are beginning to happen.  Today, RIM and Carphone Warehouse just anounced that they will be launching the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for UK customers on December 20th.  There is no pricing yet available for the new device, but it will come asap I’m sure.  Lucky Brits getting more options.

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December 9, 2008

Carphone Warehouse and RIM Launch the New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone to Customers in the UK

London, UK and Waterloo ON – Carphone Warehouse and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone, featuring a striking titanuim-coloured finish, will go on sale on 20th December in UK stores nationwide and on the website:

A sleek, new twist on a classic style the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone to date and comes with a highly refined design and comfortable in-hand feel.

Ross Yealland, Head of New Propositions at The Carphone Warehouse said “The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 is destined to become a stylish must have phone. We predict both new and existing customers will be fighting to get their hands on one from launch.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected with their office, friends and family. In addition to exceptional phone, email, messaging, organiser, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 also features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, a fast processor (512Mhz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain productive and entertained while on the go.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone has on-the-go video, text and maps, a full QWERTY keyboard and an intuitive trackball navigation system that allows users to enjoy an exceptional communications experience. Its full-featured media player supports media streaming and can play all your favourite songs and videos. With its new 3.2 megapixel camera, including auto focus, image stabilization, digital zoom and flash, you can take sharp, print-quality pictures to capture the moment and immediately send them to a friend or post them on the Internet. The microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot supports up to 16GB, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you keep your finger on the pulse of what’s important to you. You can stay connected with the office, the Internet, your family and friends – all on a beautifully designed phone that looks and feels great,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeters, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use. Its large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 pixels) projects vivid color and makes information easier to read. It also provides flexible connectivity and helps people find their way, combining built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) support and GPS capabilities.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a quad-band smartphone, providing global connectivity for fast data access and web browsing. The smartphone can be used for Internet browsing and accessing emails using BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and uses advanced encryption and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.

BlackBerry Internet Service is designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a single device.


Notes to Editors:

  • The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone will be available in a titanium-coloured finish exclusively from The Carphone Warehouse beginning 20th December, 2008
  • The Carphone Warehouse has over 805 stores nationwide
  • Stockist details: or from The Carphone Warehouse Direct Sales on 0800 925 925

About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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