New BlackBerry 'targets younger users'

7 September 2009 — 2:00 PM

Younger users may be interested in the new phone

Those interested in recycling mobile phones for a new Research In Motion smartphone may be buoyed by the comments of one expert.

Following the launch of one of the manufacturer's BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Venezuela, the network that will be supporting the device has commented on the features that make it an attractive purchase.

A spokesman for Movistar, a firm that operates in a number of Latin American territories, said it was clear which demographic the gadget could potentially be very popular with.

Douglas Ochoa, corporate communications director of the group, said: "The BlackBerry Curve 8520 … will be particularly attractive to a younger crowd that likes to be fashionable and connected on social networks."

The model features a full qwerty keyboard with touch-sensitive trackpad, 256 MB of internal memory expandable to 32 GB, 512 Mhz processor, Bluetooth 2.0 support and a two-megapixel camera with video recording.

Vodafone's announced last month it would be adding the 8520 to its range of consumer and business-focussed smartphones.

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