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Vodafone launches the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 smartphones in Portugal and 2 1 campaign

Lisbon, 6 January 2010 – Vodafone is reinforcing its position as the leading operator offering BlackBerry® solutions to its customers by launching today two new smartphones in Portugal: the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 and the BlackBerry® Storm2™.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone has an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and highly refined design, and it’s already available to Vodafone customers. The BlackBerry Storm2 evolves the BlackBerry® touch-screen platform with new technology and new features to let customers stay easily connected to the people, places and things that matter most.

From today Vodafone Portugal is also offering an exclusive “2 1” campaign to BlackBerry smartphone customers. Any customer that buys any two BlackBerry smartphones will receive an additional BlackBerry Curve 8520 free of charge. The terms of this campaign are available at

Customers can access BlackBerry App World™, which features a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry® smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.

These launches further reinforce Vodafone’s extensive and varied range which continues to offer customers the most advanced and attractive smartphones on the market.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated touch-sensitive trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the new smartphone’s sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.

The BlackBerry Storm2 evolves the BlackBerry touch-screen platform with new technology and new features among its hundreds of hardware and software enhancements, and delivers the exceptional BlackBerry experience. It introduces a new SurePress™ technology based on an electronic suspension system. The new system responds equally to gentle pressure applied anywhere on the surface of the screen and makes clicking the display almost effortless.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone is available to Vodafone customers from tomorrow in the online store at or can be purchased at Vodafone shops for 424.90 euros or from 304.90 euros with a Vodafone Pro plan and a 24-month contract. To benefit even more fully from the potential of this phone, customers can add the Mobile Internet Add-on to their price plan which includes 250 MB of Internet traffic per month for only 10 euros a month.

The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone will be available to corporate customers from tomorrow and at Vodafone shops and online store at from January 12th. It can be purchased for 439.90 euros or from 319.90 euros with a Vodafone Pro plan and a 24-month contract. Customers can also add the Mobile Internet Add-on to their price plan to operate the equipment in all its fullness and with the best commercial conditions.

Prices include VAT.