Tata Teleservices Limited, India’s fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, and Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, today launched the BlackBerry Tour, a 3G enabled smartphone equipped with world phone capability and rich multimedia features, priced at Rs 27,990.
The new BlackBerry Tour is a state-of-the-art smartphone providing users with an enhanced communications experience. It allows customers to stay seamlessly connected – across town and around the world – with support for high-speed CDMA networks (Tata Indicom) in India and UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad.
The BlackBerry Tour features a stylish black finish with chrome highlights framing its sleek design. In addition to providing an exceptional mobile phone and easy wireless access to email, the BlackBerry Tour is equipped with rich multimedia features including a 3.2 megapixel camera with support for video recording. With its support for BlackBerry App World™, users can also access free mobile applications designed for business, productivity, games, news and lifestyle needs.
Announcing the launch of the BlackBerry Tour smartphone, Pradeep Dwivedi, Senior Vice President- Marketing, Tata Teleservices Limited, said “Tata Teleservices recognizes that for many people, smartphones have become a lifeline for their business and personal relationships. With life becoming ‘on-the-go’ the BlackBerry Tour, together with our innovative offerings, will appeal to both retail and business customers who want industry-leading email, messaging, social networking, mobile Internet, camera, music and entertainment features while being able to stay seamlessly connected in India as well as internationally. This is a true 3G era phone that offers an exceptional mobile experience to discerning customers.”
“The BlackBerry Tour smartphone offers outstanding mobile performance, state-of-the-art communications, rich multimedia capabilities and consummate styling,” said Frenny Bawa, Vice President , India , Research In Motion. “RIM and Tata have established a strong relationship and we look forward to working together to offer this impressive smartphone to Tata’s customers in India .
The BlackBerry Tour smartphone includes premium phone features such as voice activated dialing, enhanced background noise cancellation, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets and car kits. It also offers easy access to popular social networking and IM services with applications available for Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!® Messenger, AIM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger™ and BlackBerry Messenger. Moreover it offers the industry’s leading push email service, allowing customers to access up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts from a BlackBerry smartphone.