Blackberry Offer Slimmest Phone Yet But No App Store

A tasty Blackberry is revealed but no App World for Oz.

While Research In Motion launched its Blackberry App World in the Europe and the US overnight, Australia has missed out. Several people have tried to access the new store, but to no avail. If you try and download from the site, you get a message stating “Sorry, your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Blackberry App World.”

Users should not despair though, because with both Telstra, Vodafone and Optus having customer plans on Blackberry devices, it behooves the mobile manufacturer not to ignore its Aussie patrons. You can still download applications via third party services, but it’s not the same as having an all-inclusive one-stop shop.

If you are miffed about RIM’s apparent lack of regard for its Southern Hemisphere brethren, you might want to skip the next part, but if you are a fan of the their units, then carry on!
The company’s new Curve8900 smartphone is said to be the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY Blackberry smartphone in the Australian market.

It features an elegant, compact design with a stylish black finish and chrome frame. It includes a large display with a resolution of 480×360 and a next generation 512MHz processor for fast and responsive performance. There is built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and GPS with support for location-based applications and services.

It also supports a wide range of communications, social networking and multimedia applications, making it easier than ever to stay connected, productive and entertained.
Other features include 3.2-megapixel camera with image stabilisation, digital zoom, flash and video recording, and a media player together with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and headset. It includes a hot-swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot (with a 256MB card included) and can support memory cards of up to 16GB, allowing customers to carry and capture more of their favourite music, pictures and video wherever they go.