T-Mobile USA And RIM Introduce the New BlackBerry 8700g to Help People Connect While On-The-Go
With robust communications options and EDGE capabilities, the BlackBerry 8700g will help you master your busy life
Bellevue, Wash. and Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduce the BlackBerry® 8700g™ -- a powerful device for staying connected virtually anywhere life, or work, takes you. The BlackBerry 8700g is designed to provide uncompromising performance for email, phone and web browsing in an impressive and compact form factor.
Featuring Instant Messaging (IM) support for MSN® Instant Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger® and Yahoo!® Messenger, the BlackBerry 8700g provides customers with a variety of ways to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Whether it’s through IM, phone calls, or the up to 10 supported e-mail accounts (personal and corporate) you can manage from the device, the BlackBerry 8700g can help you master your busy life.
“Because our customers recognize the importance of balancing work and life, T-Mobile and RIM will continue to provide them with all-in-one solutions to stay in touch with the people and information that matter most,” said John Clelland, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With integrated IM support and built-in EDGE capabilities, the BlackBerry 8700g will help customers stay seamlessly connected on their terms.”
The BlackBerry 8700g operates on T-Mobile’s EDGE network, which provides fast and easy access to data and Internet content while on the go. The BlackBerry 8700g also features a completely re-engineered device platform with an Intel® XScale® processor, 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SDRAM, delivering noticeably faster web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing.
“BlackBerry is appealing to a widening range of customers that want a more powerful and flexible solution to support their mobile lifestyles,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8700g from T-Mobile blends performance, design and function to provide an exceptional mobile experience for customers in both their personal and professional lives.”
Enhancing the calling experience, the BlackBerry 8700g has many premium phone features, including quad-band support, dedicated ‘send,’ ‘end,’ and ‘mute’ phone keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with car kits and headsets.
In addition, the bright, high-resolution landscape QVGA LCD screen (320x240) supports more than 65,000 colors and delivers vivid graphics when browsing the web or viewing image files. The BlackBerry 8700g also features an intelligent light-sensing technology that automatically adjusts the screen and keyboard lighting to provide optimized viewing for outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
“The BlackBerry 8700g is an iconic device, and with Intel XScale-based communications processor technology, it gives users the added performance and features they want in a mobile device without compromising battery life,” said Marty Schroeder, General Manager of Intel’s Communications Processors Business Unit. “With the introduction of the BlackBerry 8700g, RIM and T-Mobile USA continue to demonstrate their commitment to delivering innovative products and services to customers.”
Using the BlackBerry Internet E-mail™ service from T-Mobile*, BlackBerry 8700g users will enjoy enhanced Yahoo! integration and wireless synchronization with source e-mail accounts, including real-time delivery of e-mail messages sent to their Yahoo! Mail accounts, the ability to use multiple “sent from” addresses and one-click set up. BlackBerry Internet E-mail allows users to access up to 10 personal and/or work e-mail accounts (including Microsoft® Exchange, IBM® Lotus Domino® and most ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.
For corporate e-mail, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
The BlackBerry 8700g from T-Mobile USA is available at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers, online at www.t-mobile.com, or by calling 1-800-T-MOBILE.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile USA’s GSM/GPRS voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 268 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,400 public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access being made available at over 27,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third-party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
* BlackBerry Internet Email™ is a component of BlackBerry Internet Service™.
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