Amena and Research In Motion Introduce the BlackBerry 8700g in Spain
June 5, 2006
“We are pleased to work with Amena to introduce the BlackBerry 8700g to mobile customers in Spain,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President, EMEA at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8700g leverages a completely re-engineered device platform to deliver breakthrough performance and unmatched usability.”
“With the launch of the new BlackBerry 8700g, Amena continues to offer the best products and services to all our customers who want to enjoy access to email, voice and data everywhere and anytime,” said Alberto Calero, Director of New Services at Amena.
The BlackBerry 8700g features a highly optimized device platform with 64 MB of flash memory, 16 MB of SDRAM and an Intel® XScale® cellular processor to enable significantly faster web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing as well as larger application and data storage. The BlackBerry 8700g is ideal for customers who want a lightweight, all-in-one device with best-in-class performance for email, phone, web browsing, organizer and other corporate data applications.
Mobile customers will enjoy the high resolution landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen which supports over 65,000 colors and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver vivid graphics. Users also benefit from an intelligent light-sensing technology that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen and keyboard to optimize visibility in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
The BlackBerry 8700g is equipped with premium phone features such as dedicated ‘send,’ ‘end’ and ‘mute’ keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and automatic call forwarding, as well as speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with wireless headsets and car kits.
For corporate customers, 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.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™ allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
By the end of last year, Amena had 10.301.000 customers and a total market share in Spain of 23,9%. Amena, of Group France Telecom, has reached more than 10 million customers since the company began offering mobile phone services on January, 25th 1999. In less than 7 years, Amena has consolidated its position as leading operator in innovation and is the best third European operator considering market share and total number of customers.
Of the 10.301.000 million customers, 48,5% are contract, contributing higher value to the company, and 52% are prepaid. For the last years, Amena has increased its percentage of contract customers, from 42,9% at the end of 2003, to 48,5% as of today. Amena continues to be leader in innovation in Spain and has based its continuous growth in the launch of innovating products and services as the first handset in Spain with Windows Mobile operative system, video-call between two mobile phones, and between a PC and a mobile handset, multiplayer games, micro payments services “Pago Amena” or more recently, the messenger service in the mobile handset.
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