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  • Socially connected
  • Dedicated media keys
  • BlackBerry® Messenger
  • Convenient size
  • BlackBerry® Maps & GPS

Share your world

Socially connected

Use the Facebook and Twitter apps to connect with friends and share your photos, videos and thoughts.

Be easily entertained

Dedicated media keys

Play, pause and resume music or videos with just the touch of a button.

Have better conversations

BlackBerry® Messenger

With an intuitive chat-style layout and unlimited characters, BBM™ takes real-time communication to the next level.

Don't be weight down

Convenient size

A compact and lightweight design makes it easy to take your smartphone anywhere.

Find your way

BlackBerry® Maps & GPS

Never be lost again. Get turn-by-turn directions delivered right to your smartphone.

Small wonder

Height 4.29 in / 109 mm
Width 2.36 in / 60 mm
Depth 0.55 in / 13.9 mm
Weight 3.7 oz / 105 g

Easy on the eyes

Color Display
  • High-resolution 320x240 pixel colour display
  • Light-sensitive screen
  • User-selectable font size
  • Transmissive TFT LCD

A long life

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  • 1150 mAH removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: Up to 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Standby time: Up to 17 days / 408 hours (approx.)

Media your way

  • Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
  • Audio formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard / Professional

Pick a color


  • Black

Photo finish

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • Fixed focus
  • Video recording

This is key

  • 35-key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Front facing optical trackpad
  • ESC key to the right of the trackpad
  • Menu key to the left of the trackpad
  • Dedicated keys: Send/Power, End, Mute, Menu, Escape, Left & Right convenience keys (default voice activated dialing and camera), 2x volume/zoom
  • Media keys: forward, back, play

A great memory

  • 256 MB onboard memory
  • Expandable memory with support for microSD cards
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The Wi-Fi advantage

  • 802.11 b/g
  • WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
  • Cisco CCX certified
  • Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle
  • Support for UMA (carrier-dependent)

Hands free clarity

  • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Built-in speakerphone

Additional Features

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    Choose your alerts, don't miss a thing

    • Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
    • MP3 ringtones
    • LED indicator
    • Vibrate mode
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    Your security

    • Password protection with keyboard lock
    • Sleep mode
    • AES or Triple DES encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
    • Optional support for S/MIME
    • FIPS validation
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    Bluetooth essentials

    • Bluetooth® v2.0
    • Headset profile (HSP)
    • Handsfree profile (HFP)
    • Address Book Integration using AT commands and OBEX (Object Push)
    • Phone book access profile (PBAP)
    • Serial port profile (SPP)
    • Secure simple pairing (SSP)
    • Stereo audio (A2DP / AVRCP)
    • Dial-up networking (DUN)
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    Carrier networks

    • Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    • Quad band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz EDGE networks

How to Demo

  • Record a video