O2 to launches BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in the UK

O2 has announced that the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is now available for pre-registration in the UK, and pre-order from 22 December from the O2 website. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available to customers from 5 January 2009.

A sleek, new twist on a classic style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet. With its powerful communications functionality and rich multimedia capabilities, the smartphone enables people to remain productive and entertained while on the move.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8900, as well as being an exceptional phone with email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, also features built-in Wi-Fi, GPS including BlackBerry Maps, a fast processor and a dazzling hi-resolution display that gives users an enjoyable and exceptional communications experience.

The handset has a full featured media player that supports media streaming and can play all your favourite songs and videos. With a 3.2 megapixel camera, auto focus, digital zoom and flash, users can take sharp, print quality pictures that you can send straight to friends or post directly onto the Internet.

Steve Alder, general manager for group and UK devices at Telefónica O2 UK, said: “The BlackBerry Curve 8310 was one of our fastest selling handsets and we are pleased to offer our customers yet another fantastic smartphone from RIM, the BlackBerry Curve 8900. It is ideal for both business customers and consumers who want the functionality of a smartphone in a sleek, slim form that feels great in your hand.”