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Vodafone Adds Three RIM Blackberry Handsets To PAYG Range

Mobile phone operator Vodafone has added three RIM Blackberry smartphones - the Curve 8520, the Curve 9300 and the Pearl 9105 - to its range of PAYG handsets.

The three devices are classic candybar format models. The Curve 8520 comes in black and violet and costs £160 while the Curve 9300 is available in black and red and is priced at £230.

Both have proper QWERTY keyboards as well as 2.4-inch screens with a 320x240 pixels resolution. The third model, the Pearl 9105 has a smaller screen and is less bulky than the two others but still costs £230.

PAYG Blackberry users will also get the free Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) which includes email, applications and Blackberry's Instant Messaging service for free until June 2011.

Vodafone is also throwing in a number of freebies (called Vodafone Freebees) includes a "‘TopUp and Get Text and Web" offer that gives customers 500MB of monthly data allowance and 300 texts for free when topping up £10 with the possibility of getting 10% of your topup every month.