Oh yes, it’s true, BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 smartphones will now be available to Tata Docomo subscribers.
Announcing the launch of the BlackBerry solution for Tata Docomo customers, Deepak Gulati, President, Tata Docomo, said, “Tata Docomo is a young brand that recently rolled out GSM services across eight circles within a span of 45 days and has received an enthusiastic response. When we launched our GSM services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services. Living up to that brand promise, we are launching two powerful BlackBerry smartphones for our customers. Indian telecom users will also have the option to connect any authorized BlackBerry smartphone available in the market and subscribe to a Tata Docomo data plan.”
“The BlackBerry smartphones, together with Tata Docomo offerings, will appeal to a broad spectrum of retail and business customers who want an exceptional mobile experience with e-mail, messaging, social networking, mobile Internet, music and entertainment,” Gulati added.
Frenny Bawa, Vice-President, Research In Motion India, said, “We are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry solution on the recently launched Tata Docomo GSM network. The BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphones each deliver a powerful mix of communications, connectivity and multimedia features that will suit the needs of Indian customers.”
Tata Docomo has offered two flexible plans for BlackBerry data service – ‘Do 299′ and ‘Do 899′. The ‘Do 299′ plan covers unlimited data usage for e-mail and instant messaging, while the ‘Do 899′ plan includes unlimited data usage for Internet, e-mail and instant messaging access. Voice plans are subscribed separately.
The BlackBerry Bold supports Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks and includes built-in GPS. It also supports tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features built-in GPS and supports location-based services. It also allows easy access to social networking sites and has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g). The handset also includes a 3.2-megapixel camera with image stabilization, zoom, flash and the ability to record video, a media player, a 3.5-mm stereo headset jack and headset, and a microSD/SDHC memory card slot.