Two new BlackBerry smartphones BlackBerry 8820 and the BlackBerry 8310 smart devices have been launched by RIM in India. The BlackBerry 8820 is available with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone as the exclusive carrier, whereas the BlackBerry 8310 smartphone is available exclusively through the Vodafone network.
Both the BlackBerry 8820 and the BlackBerry 8310 smartphones are GPS capable, providing easy location searches to users.
The BlackBerry 8820 smartphone features voice and data mobile connectivity via EDGE and GPRS, Wi-Fi connectivity (broadband wireless) as well as a number of location-based applications.
The BlackBerry 8820 smart device also comes with a navigation application called WayFinder. This application has the ability to pinpoint locations and to plan routes.
The Blackberry 8820 smartphone is also compatible with 802.11 a/b/g WiFi standards allowing users to enable data access over enterprise WiFi connections. The device also offers Roxio Media Manager for easy search, viewing and organizing functions of PC media files.
The second smart device launched by Bharti Airtel in India is the BlackBerry 8310 smartphone which also features GPS and a wide range of location-based applications and services such as Google Map.
The BlackBerry 8820 carries a price tag of Rs.31,990, while the BlackBerry 8310 smartphone costs Rs.24,990.