Blackberry Services, Usage and Availability On Curacao



The Blackberry is considered the leading smartphone on the market and with over 14 million users, it hard to argue. The handheld is best known for its e-mailing capabilities, but besides e-mail, it can also send and receive phone calls, access the internet, send SMS, access corporate data and also IM (Instant Messaging) capabilities.
The Blackberry is developed by a Canadian company called Research in Motion (RIM). It runs on a multi-tasking operating system that allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Microsoft’s Exchange Server’s e-mail, calendar, tasks, notes and contacts and also adds support for Novell’s GroupWise and Lotus Notes.
It has a built-in keyboard that is optimized for use with the thumbs. To navigate through the menus you use a scroll ball that is located in the middle of the device. Older versions did not have a scroll ball, but a tracking wheel that was located on the side.

The device has a color screen and while previous models did not have a touch screen, the new Blackberry Storm 9530 does. It’s the first Blackberry with touchscreen and if you are interested in buying one in Curacao, you can check out this post over here.

The main criticism with the Blackberry was that only the 8700 model came included with 3G/UTSM. But that changed with the release of the 9000 model (Blackberry Bold), which also comes included with 3G/UTSM, something that is very important now that the iPhone 3G has also been released.

Using the Blackberry on Curacao

If you are interested in using a Blackberry on Curacao, UTS has two solutions available. The first one is the Blackberry Enterprise Solution…

BlackBerry™ Enterprise Solutions (BES)

“A complete, secure wireless solution that includes server software and is intended for organizations that have IT resources. For corporate customers, BlackBerry™ Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange and IBM® Lotus® Domino® to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email, corporate data, text massaging, internet and intranet, instant messaging and organizer.”

And secondly, the Blackberry Internet Service..

BlackBerry™ Internet Service (BIS)

Blackberry Storm 9530

“For individuals, young professionals, people on-the-go and small to medium enterprises, BlackBerry™ Internet Service allows users to access up to 10 mail accounts. It offers a complete mobile connectiv ity solution that can be purchased by a mobile worker whose job and personal life demands a high level of connectivity. It allows users to access up to ten supported corporate and/or personal email accounts (including many popular ISP email accounts such as Onenet) from a single device.”

Available Models

For those wanting to see the models that are currently being sold here on Curacao, you can check out Digicel’s Blackberry pages which have the different models, prices, specifications and features.

* Update: Interested in a brand new Blackberry Curve 8330? Check out this page for more details…

2nd Update: Those interested in the new Blackberry Storm 9530 on Curacao, check out this page for more info…

3rd Update: L’Amiga is now selling the Blackberry Bold 9000 and the Blackberry Curve 8900. Check out their page for more details.

4th Update: Digicel Curacao now offers prepaid internet and e-mail services for the Blackberry. More details here.

5th Update: Second hand Blackberry Bold 9000 for sale. Has only been used 6 months. Everything is included for 650,- guilders. Check here for more info…

If you are selling new Blackberry Smartphones in Curacao and you’d like to advertise what you sell, you can let us make a post for you on It’s also a good place to look if you are interested in buying a new Blackberry but not from UTS or Digicel. Read more about here and here.

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