New Curve 9220

Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion on Wednesday launched its youth-oriented Curve 9220 in India.

The Curve 9220 is a basic, entry-level BlackBerry phone, however it will have to compete against a number of feature-rich Android touch-phones already available in the market in the same price bracket.

The new BlackBerry gadget comes preloaded with the company’s latest software, the 7.1 OS. With a built in FM radio and a two megapixel camera, the phone is said to sport some “social-centric” qualities.

The new model will be available in an array of colors, such as black, teal blue, fuchsia pink and pure white. Other features include a QWERTY keyboard, 2.44-inch display with 320×240 pixel resolution, a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger key, and camera integration allowing direct BlackBerry Messenger avatar updates.