Blackberry ups the ante with the Curve 9300 and Torch 9800

This week Blackberry has officially announced two new handsets that are set to join their popular line up of business styled smartphones. The beauty of these two new gems is the inclusion of the new Blackberry 6 operating system and a range of entertaining apps that make these handsets well suited for those who only want one device that can cover work and play.

The Blackberry Curve 9300 – In the typical style of Blackberry phones we see a compact QWERTY keyboard nestled below the display and with the usual messaging formats including push email and Blackberry Messenger for instant messaging the keyboard should get plenty of use.

The Curve 9300 can also access Blackberry Application World for an almost endless choice of downloads to tailor the phone to your needs and the 3G connection ensures downloading is quick and painless. If your job requires venturing out of the office then you have the security of GPS and Blackberry Maps to help take the stress out of navigating Britains busy roads.

On the entertainment side, the Curve offers a media player that not only handles music and video but also allows you to sync the handset with the iTunes app. Entering the music playback mode transforms the Curve into a music player and dedicated control buttons ensure that navigation of your favourite playlist is straightforward.

The Blackberry Torch 9800 – This model takes on the form of a full touchscreen handset with the benefit of a slide-down QWERTY keyboard as a back up for when long messages need to be created quickly. Again we find 3G powering the newly improved Web browser that also supports HTML5 Web pages and access to Blackberry App World is still on offer.

A document editor takes control of email attachments with support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files whilst staying up to date with your circle of friends is easy with social network feeds. Navigation issues have been covered again with Blackberry Maps and GPS.

The media player works hard on the Torch to offer up to 30 hours of music playback from one charge. The inclusion of a high-spec 5-megapixel camera makes this Blackberry an ideal choice for handling various work issues whilst providing all the entertainment needed when the working day is done.
Both handset will be hitting our shelves soon, and we are afraid to say that making a choice between these two models is going to be a difficult decision as they both have so much on offer.

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