Tata Indicom Launches First BlackBerry Bold Smartphone For CDMA Subscribers In India

  • Seamless International Roaming with support for Global 3G networks (CDMA & GSM)
  • High-speed wireless broadband services, including Live TV- Powered by Photon+, and a complete on-the-go entertainment package
  • Trial offer—subscribers get two months of free data usage with exciting new handset

Tata Indicom, the CDMA arm of Tata Teleservices Limited—India’s youngest and fastest-growing dual-technology pan-India telecom services provider, and Research in Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650, the first combined CDMA-GSM 3G-ready Smartphone in the BlackBerry® Bold™ series. TheBlackBerry Bold 9650, introduced exclusively by Tata Teleservices Limited is a powerful new Smartphone for CDMA subscribers, offering seamless global roaming, 512 MB of Flash Memory, an Optical Trackpad, and enhanced Wi-Fi® and GPS capabilities.

Commenting on the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9650Mr Sunil Batra, President of CDMA Operations at Tata Teleservices Limited, said: “As the youngest dual-technology telecom service provider in India, the addition of a Smartphone like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 to our portfolio of products and services from Research In Motion is an important step in strengthening our offerings to consumers. Our pan-India reach, supported by the traditionally strong speeds on TTL’s cutting-edge CDMA network, will provide users with an exceptional voice and data communication experience, enhanced by the ability to share and experience multimedia, chat and social networking on the go.”

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone delivers premium phone and multimedia features, together with global roaming support and the industry’s leading mobile solution for e-mail, messaging and social networking,” said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director-India, Research In Motion. “We’re pleased to work with Tata Indicom to bring this powerful new smartphone to their customers in India.”

Customers purchasing the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone in the month of October will also be given a special data usage offer. For the first two months, these customers will receive a free data pack worth Rs.900 per month, as well as 500 MB of tethered modem data usage per month. Customers using the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will also have exclusive access to Tata’s Photon TV, powered by Photon +, on the go.

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone offers a stylish and compact design with soft rounded edges and an easy-to-use full-QWERTY keyboard. It includes a variety of useful productivity applications and a wide range of popular features, including advanced multimedia capabilities, Bluetooth® 2.1 and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, image stabilization and video recording.

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