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XL ready with Blackberry Pearl 3G

Meet market demand as well as expand the range of BlackBerry devices, XL Axiata PT Tbk (XL) plans to deliver the BlackBerry Pearl 3G into the Indonesian market in late August.

As reported previously, Research In Motion (RIM), device vendors as well as the Canadian BlackBerry service, introducing the BlackBerry Pearl 3G officially to Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Budi Harjono, Head of Marketing Axiata XL Mobile Data Services, said the size of the smallest BlackBerry smartphone is scheduled to appear on Homeland phone market around the end of August.

"Yesterday, RIM issued a statement related to its official presence in Indonesia, the 3G BlackBerry Pearl," said Budi. "However, new devices are available late next month."

Comes with red shades, the design looks compact size of this smartphone. Width 50mm, weight 93gram, this device supports high-speed 3G networks (UMTS / HSDPA) and Wi-Fi b / g / n and features GPS.

"From the beginning, we had a crush on with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. The reason the market demand for 3G-enabled devices continues to rise. It was observed from the traffic BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) in our network. Approximately 55 percent of which comes from the device-based 3G access, "said Budi.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G display 14-key keyboard with SureType software, so users can type faster and more accurate. In addition, the product was supported by an optical trackpad for easier navigation, and dedicated keys for the media and the settings that facilitate the user.

3.2MP camera with zoom, autofocus and flash is equipped with storage capacities up to 32GB. For display, the device with a 624MHz processor and 256MB memory is capable of displaying images with a resolution of 360x400 pixels 238 pixels per inch.

Unfortunately, RIM has not provided information related to prices of these products on their descriptions. Based on observations at several sites VIVAnews foreigners, Pearl 3G price was pegged at 330 euros, equivalent to Rp3, 8 million. However, the price is not necessarily the same will be applicable in Indonesia.

Previously, XL also announced the addition of its bandwidth capacity to RIM's BIS in Canada until doubled, from 400Mbps to 800Mbps.

Until now, the number of BTS (base transceiver station) XL reaches more than 20 837 (2G/3G) with the number of BlackBerry subscribers around 30 percent of the total BlackBerry subscribers in the country, or the equivalent of 450 000 active customers


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