Digicel launches two new BlackBerry® 7 smartphones – the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 – across its 24 markets in the Caribbean.

The powerful BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a compact design and offers users a full-featured, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard.

The new BlackBerry Curve 9380 continues to deliver the powerful social experiences, ease-of-use and smaller handset size that distinguish the BlackBerry Curve family, while also offering users the choice of a larger display and an all-touch design.

The new smartphones will be available from Digicel across the Caribbean in early March.

Digicel Group Commercial Director, Brian Finn, said; “At Digicel, we are always looking to bring customers the very latest in innovative technology. As such, we are very excited about the launch of these two new smartphones from BlackBerry, which will ensure our customers are getting the best value from their handsets and are able to access a world of opportunities with the latest features and apps.”

New BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the new BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphones available from Digicel

True to the BlackBerry Bold brand, the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone is powerful, full-featured and built with premium materials and finishes. It combines a high-resolution and highly responsive touch display with a highly tactile keyboard and a precise optical trackpad, but comes in a narrow design that is easy to carry and exceptionally comfortable to hold. With the BlackBerry 7 OS and powerful 1 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for browsing the web, running apps, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.

The new BlackBerry Curve 9380 features a highly responsive and brilliant 3.2” high resolution display and comes with preinstalled social networking apps, including BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), Facebook®, Twitter™ and Social Feeds apps, that offer a fun, easy and smoothly integrated mobile social experience.

Both smartphones are powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, which delivers a faster and richer user experience. BlackBerry 7 introduces an enhanced browser that provides a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience. In addition, it offers optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences. The popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information. BlackBerry 7 also includes the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content (BlackBerry® Balance™), and comes with a variety of personal and productivity apps out of the box.

Both the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380 include built-in support for Augmented Reality and NFC, allowing users to connect with the world around them in fresh new ways. With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews about restaurants close to them, or get the story behind an interesting landmark and points of interest. NFC enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

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