RESEARCH In Motion (RIM) has introduced two new BlackBerry smartphones, the Curve 9320 and 9220, that are targeted at social media enthusiasts.
The BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is now connected to services like Facebook and Twitter so users can update their Facebook status and tweet without leaving the app.
The phones also have a dedicated BBM button so users can message or respond to an e-mail quickly.
Both phones have a slim design, feature a 2.4in qVGA (320 x 240-pixels) screen and a qwerty keyboard.
The phones run on BlackBerry 7.1 operating system as BlackBerry 10 isn't due until the end of the year.
Nonetheless, the 9320 has a couple of nifty features - it can double up as a personal WiFi hotstpot to share the Internet connection with up to five devices, and grab documents from a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet.
Also, the 9320's built-in GPS can be used for navigating with the BlackBerry Maps apps.
The phones have a 1,450mAh lithium-ion battery that offers up to seven hours of talktime and 18 days of standby mode.
There are several differences between the phones - the 9220 has a 2-megapixel camera without flash and the 9320 has a 3.2-megapixel camera with an LED flash.
Also, the 9220 is a 2G phone so it uses Edge instead of 3G for data connection. The 9220 will be available from June 4 with a starting price of RM600.
The 9320 is expected to ship in July and the price has yet to be announced.