Bell launches the new BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone


    TORONTO, Ontario, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Mobility today announced
the availability of the new BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8330, a high speed and
high powered smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM;
TSX: RIM).
    "The new BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone offers a powerful combination
of communications, multimedia and navigation capabilities," said Mark Guibert,
Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "Together with
built-in GPS and an optimized keyboard, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 is an
attractive choice for people looking for a great new phone that can take
advantage of Bell's advanced mobile services."
    "Bell is committed to meeting the needs of both consumer and business
clients by delivering the highest-performance mobile data devices available,"
said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President - Products for Bell Mobility. "With its
combination of speed and style, we expect the BlackBerry Curve 8330 to be a
very popular addition to our BlackBerry smartphone lineup among clients of all
kinds."

    GPS Nav, Canada's biggest mobile music library

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone from Bell offers access to Bell's
Full Track Music service of close to 2 million songs - Canada's largest mobile
music library - as well as artist biographies and full album downloads. Also
available is the GPS Nav service, which features turn by turn directions, as
well as traffic enhancements in select cities. A broad range of ringtones and
screen savers are also available.
    Weighing only 117 grams, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 comes in a compact and
user-friendly design with clean lines, soft edges and a liquid silver finish.
Despite its small size, it features a highly tactile and ergonomic full-QWERTY
keyboard. It also features built-in GPS, a 2 MP camera with video recording
capability(*), 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack, high resolution display and is
Bluetooth(R) compatible.

    Additional features of the BlackBerry Curve 8330 include:- microSD/SDHC memory card slot (8 GB memory cards are currently
      available), so there's plenty of storage space offered for songs,
      videos, pictures and voice notes
    - access to Bell's high speed mobile network, the fastest and largest
      across North America for fast uploading, downloading and Internet
      browsing
    - access to Windows LiveTM Messenger, a Bell exclusive
    - access to Facebook(R) for BlackBerry smartphones application
    - support for high speed USB, allowing users to transfer files between a
      computer and the smartphone at rates up to 10 MB/s
    - ability to watch streaming video from Internet sites like m.youtube.com
    - capability to be used as a modemThe BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Bell costs as little as $249.95 on a
three-year contract. Bell offers a variety of data plans to suit every need,
beginning as low as $15 per month for unlimited email and instant messaging,
progressing to heavier data plans starting at 4 MB for $25 per month. For more
information, please visit bell.ca/wireless.

    (*) Video recording requires microSD card (sold separately).

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM
assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty,
endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products
or services.



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Relations, 1-877-410-4221, jeff.meerman@bell.ca