Friday, November 14, 2008

BlackBerry Shows its Curve in Pink

Where is it written than productivity comes only in shades of gray? Why can't technology be beautiful? Why can't business be beautiful? Well, why not?

Oh, yes it can. As evidence, I present the BlackBerry Curve 8330 Pink for Verizon Wireless. Somebody should do a product placement in the movies. Call it, say, "pretty in pink." Oh, wait, that's been done. But the description still applies. This is a classic BlackBerry wireless productivity device nicely curved and dressed in a lovely pink. Stylish in the hand. At home in the purse.

The beauty of this BlackBerry is truly more than skin deep. That's a backlit full QWERTY keyboard engulfed in pink. Directly above is a large 240 x 260 pixel main color display that auto-adjusts to ambient light to save battery life.

BlackBerry is famous for its business productivity applications. The pink Curve offers the amazing "push" real-time email that can integrate with up to 10 accounts and VPNs or Virtual Private Networks. It includes a spell checker so you'll always be proper. BlackBerry Messenger comes pre-loaded for instant messaging, also with a spell checker. You have full HTML Web browsing and the ability to view Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents that come attached to emails. You'll be able to seamlessly synchronize your address book, calendar, pictures and email with your PC.

This model BlackBerry has a built-in GPS receiver that works with location-based applications such as BlackBerry Maps and Telenav navigation software. Other niceties include a 2.0 Megapixel digital camera that take pictures good enough to print as well as send. The built-in MP3 music player also supports WMA music and WMV video files. You can wirelessly stream music to stereo headsets and other devices that are compatible with the A2DP Bluetooth standard. Of course, you can also use a standard Bluetooth earpiece for phone conversations.

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