No suit? No problem. A new generation of smart phones is bringing the power and style of BlackBerry within the reach of everyone. The BlackBerry Curve 8900, Bold 9700 and Curve 8520 take the instant email links and unbeatable keyboard that BlackBerry is famous for and add the very latest multimedia, online and social networking features.
Sharing crystal clear screens, slim designs, smart apps and powerful tech inside, there's now a BlackBerry handset on Orange for everyone - no business card, no IT department and definitely no suit required.
If you live your life online, this is the handset for you. It's the thinnest, lightest smartphone anywhere with a full Qwerty keyboard, letting you storm through emails, instant messages and status updates. A 3.2MP autofocus camera is perfect for capturing photos and videos, while built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your digital world with friends and family. A high-resolution 480x360-pixel screen is sharp enough to browse full-size websites, and GPS with BlackBerry Maps gives you the freedom to explore the real world.
The Bold 9700 combines blistering speed with unparalleled digital flexibility, putting you in control whether you're working, resting or playing. At its heart is a high-speed 3G link that zips through downloading attachments and web browsing, controlled by BlackBerry's famously finger-friendly trackball and thumb-tastic Qwerty keyboard. There's all the productivity software you need to work on the go, an ultra-sharp screen to display documents, and a microSD card slot to store and transfer critical data. And like all the best business-class experiences, there's plenty of leisure on board, courtesy of a 3.2MP camera, media player and built-in GPS.
You're never alone with the Curve 8520. This multimedia powerhouse has everything you need to enjoy your entertainment on the move. BlackBerry Media Sync software transfers tunes effortlessly from Apple iTunes or Windows Media Player, and the Curve 8520 has dedicated media keys and a standard 3.5mm audio socket to work with your choice of headphones. It's a video vulture, too, playing back virtually every flavour of digital movie on its crisp, full colour 2.5-inch display. A microSD memory card slot lets you add new content in a flash, and of course there's a 2MP camera for filming your own masterpieces. Wi-Fi opens the door to online content and social networks - and don't forget that full Qwerty keyboard for texting, tweeting and emails.
All three BlackBerry smart phones come with a suite of high-tech features:
- Full 35-key backlit Qwerty keyboard with dedicated call and camera keys
- The fastest, most intuitive email system on the move
- 2.5-inch screen with automatic light sensor
- Built in camera with video recording
- Media player supporting a wide range of formats
- High-speed web browsing via Wi-Fi
- BlackBerry Maps
- 3.5mm headphone socket and Bluetooth
- 256MB memory and microSD card slot
- At least 4.5 hours talk time and 14.5 days standby
With Orange, the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 are available from free on a monthly contract (the Curve 8520 is also available pay as you go). Orange's Panther call plans come with unlimited push emails every month - so you'll never miss another work message or urgent tweet ever again. If you think you'll use your mainly BlackBerry for texting, all Dolphin plans include unlimited SMS messages, while Racoon plans focus on unlimited free calls to UK landlines.