For years, mobile subscribers have clamoured for more affordable prices for BlackBerry smartphones. The Canadian brand didn’t seem to pay any attention. At least until now, when compelled by realities to adjust. Now, you can pick up a brand new BlackBerry curve 9220 for between N17,500.00 and N19,000 in the market.
Of course, you will lose access to 3G, as the 9220 does not support that technology. EDGE isn’t actually horrible for tweeting, BBM and mobile browsing. But if you are looking for a budget phone that you can maintain on a monthly budget of N1,000 for mobile internet, then you cannot go wrong with the Curve 9220. Plus, there is Wi-Fi for when you have access to a hotspot at the office or at one of those conferences you attend. It has got really good battery life too.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.