RIM launches affordable BlackBerry Curve 9220 in Indonesia

Launched in India last week, RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9220 has just made its debut in Indonesia. The smartphone can be purchased for only Rp. 1,999,000 ($215 USD or 165 EUR) from authorized partners PT. Teletama Artha Mandiri, PT. Selular Media Infotama and PT. Comtech Cellular.

BlackBerry Curve 9220 is one of the cheapest BlackBerry 7 solutions offered by Research In Motion.

The handset features a dedicated BBM key, allowing for quicker access to RIM’s popular mobile social network.

Moreover, Facebook for BlackBerry and Twitter for BlackBerry apps are included, as well as Social Feeds, which offers users the ability to post updates to multiple social applications at the same time and grab updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps.

Hardware-wise, the smartphone packs 512MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

On the back, the Curve 9220 sports a sub-par 2-megapixel photo snapper. There’s also a small 2.44-inch standard display that supports 320 x 240 pixels resolution. The smartphone features a traditional QWERTY keyboard as well.

The phone’s 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 432 hours of standby time or up to 7 hours of talk time.

Not that great but it’s a beginning.