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du and RIM combine to debut Blackberry Bold handset

UAE telecoms giant du and handset manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Bold smartphone on the first day of GITEX Technology Week.

UAE telecoms giant du and handset manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Bold smartphone on the first day of GITEX Technology Week.

In addition, the partners announced the availability of BlackBerry Professional Software and several new models and colours, including the BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone in gold, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone in pink and blue and the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in titanium.

Based on its distribution agreement with RIM, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its strong local presence in the region and provided du with the end-to-end implementation, integration, launch and support services for delivering the BlackBerry solution to the UAE market.

du claims the BlackBerry Bold smartphone from is a "must have" for business professionals and power users, providing "unprecedented functionality and performance" in an intuitive smartphone that supports tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with a rich set of multimedia capabilities and integrated GPS and Wi-Fi.

Key features of the handset include a black exterior, satin-chrome finished frame and leatherette backplate, as well as a "sophisticated user interface" and a newly designed hybrid English-Arabic QWERTY keyboard.

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