Blackberry decided to go after a segment of the market dominated by Nokia until now. Blackberry will release it’s first budget smartphone, targeting users from emerging market, users who want more than just a feature phone.
Blackberry is set to release the Blackberry Curve 9220 in India, at first, at a price of approximately $213.
The new budget Blackberry smartphone is part of RIM’s strategy to expand on emerging markets, however Research In Motion is planning to make a comeback on established markets with the Blackberry 10 family of products this fall.
Blackberry Curve 9220 has a 2.44 inch screen displaying 320 x 240 resolution, QWERTY keyboard and an optic trackpad. The phone also includes dedicated buttons for Blackberry Messenger and for FM Radio.
Curve 9220 only ships with a 512 MB storage space but it can be increased through microSD cards. The phone also offers a 2 MP photo camera and Wi-Fi connectivity.