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RIM launches 3G version of Pearl

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 16:50

Mumbai: In view of the impending roll-out of 3G networks in India, Research In Motion (RIM), maker of Blackberry smart phones, today launched a 3G version
of its compact phone,

RIM's Global Chief Marketing Officer, Keith Pardy, told reporters that the new model has got the "highest screen resolution and fastest" and drew parallels, stating "it is like a power-packed Ferrari engine put into a small
smart phone."

India is the third market worldwide, after Canada and
, where RIM has launched the new phone. "You will witness continued investments and commitments...we will continue to localise our content with newer applications which is part of our Indian investment" Pardy said.

Bullish on the Indian market, RIM's Managing Director in
India, Frenny Bawa, said this market which sees 18-million new subscribers added every month "is definitely exciting".

On RIM's forecasts for the Indian market, she said, "The smartphones market is growing at 60 per cent annually and we would like to participate in that."

First Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 16:44
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