Blackberry has announced a new low-cost 3G handset aimed at social media users.
Pre-loaded with apps for Facebook and Twitter, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 also includes the Social Feeds 2.0 app which allows users to post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view.
The handset features the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard and also offers a built-in FM radio, allowing users to tune into their favourite local stations without using their data plan.
It also runs the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS which includes support for Mobile Hotspot and Wi-Fi where available.
RIM say customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 30 hours of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is designed to make it incredibly easy for users to stay socially-connected,” said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Smartphone Business at Research In Motion.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be especially popular with customers upgrading to a smartphone for the first time and existing Curve customers looking for a step up in speed and functionality.”
In the UK the handset will be offered by Three on Pay As You Go for £139.99 or on a £15 a month contract.