NEW BLACKBERRY TORCH SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN BVI FROM FRIDAY
Combines Full Touch Screen Experience with Easy-To-Use Keyboard
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 – Road Town, Tortola: Digicel, the best value operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, will have the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone available for sale at its flagship store in the British Virgin Islands on Friday, November 5th, 2010.
The latest BlackBerry smartphone was launched across the Caribbean on Friday, October 29th, 2010.
Ideal for socially connected consumers and packed with tools that business customers love, the new handset offers top-of-the-line features and functionality. It’s the world's first smartphone to combine a BlackBerry® keyboard with a full touch screen experience and the first to feature the new BlackBerry® 6.
Digicel Group Commercial Director, Brian Finn, said: “Digicel prides itself on making sure that our customers have access to the latest in innovation and technology and we are delighted to announce the addition of the BlackBerry Torch to our wide range of handsets. Our customers rely on us to ensure that they remain at the cutting edge of technology and – through our suite of competitive price plans – they also get the best value for their money. Now we’re giving more people than ever before the chance to join the BlackBerry revolution.”
The new BlackBerry Torch features a large touch screen and optical trackpad with a backlit slide-out BlackBerry keyboard. It supports the latest generation in Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) connectivity and its 5 MP camera takes exceptional pictures with continuous auto focus, image stabilization, scene modes and zoom, and it also supports video recording. In addition, it comes with a combined 8 GB of media storage out-of-the-box, and includes a microSD/SDHD memory card slot for up to 36 GB of total storage memory.
The BlackBerry Torch is the first to launch with BlackBerry 6, a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones. It features a new and rich WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly for a great browsing experience. The browser includes tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously, pinch to zoom, and an auto-wrap text zoom feature that can intelligently wrap text in a column while maintaining the placement of a page's key elements (simply by double-tapping on the BlackBerry Torch).
It also includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and provides integrated access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace™ and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. A universal search feature allows users to search for content on the smartphone, as well as extend the search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World™, which now supports credit card payments.
The BlackBerry Torch smartphone will be available from Digicel stores over the coming days. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/torch.
After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
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