Rogers and RIM Introduce EDGE-Enabled BlackBerry 7130g
Toronto, ON and Waterloo, ON - Rogers Wireless (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the new, sleek BlackBerry® 7130g™ -- the perfect handset for people who want to stay in touch with both work and life. The BlackBerry 7130g operates on Rogers Wireless’ GSM/GPRS/EDGE network, Canada’s largest high-speed wireless data network, and delivers an exceptional voice, email and browsing experience in a sleek business phone design. The BlackBerry 7130g is available from Rogers Wireless for as low as $249.99.
The BlackBerry 7130g allows users to stay connected with a full-featured phone and integrated wireless high-speed access to email, text messaging, Internet, organizer and other data applications. It provides the look and feel of a traditional mobile phone by incorporating RIM’s popular SureType™ technology which effectively converges a telephone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to attain a narrower design.
“Rogers Wireless is proud to bring Canadians the BlackBerry 7130g, building on our industry leading line-up of mobile communication devices,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. “The BlackBerry 7130g leverages the popular and proven BlackBerry platform to deliver a best-in-class wireless email, voice and data experience, providing mobile professionals with the freedom to remain connected, regardless of location. Our business and individual customers are extraordinarily busy people, and with the BlackBerry 7130g they will have the latest in mobile communications to help them save time.”
“RIM and Rogers Wireless have enjoyed a long history of bringing compelling, feature rich BlackBerry solutions to customers,” said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. “The introduction of the BlackBerry 7130g on Rogers’ high speed EDGE network further demonstrates our commitment to providing an outstanding user experience to customers who want a great phone together with advanced data features in a sleek and attractive handset.”
Boasting a completely re-engineered BlackBerry device platform that features a powerful Intel® processor and 64 MB flash memory, the BlackBerry 7130g is optimized for breakthrough performance and usability on Rogers’ high-speed EDGE network, delivering a highly responsive experience for web browsing and application performance. In addition, Rogers’ customers can roam in 80 countries.*
The BlackBerry 7130g also delivers premium phone features including smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, polyphonic and MP3 ring tones, as well as speakerphone and Bluetooth® to allow support for a broad range of wireless headsets and car kits.
The brilliant, high-resolution 240 x 260 color LCD screen supports more than 65,000 colours and utilizes active matrix transmissive technology to deliver vivid graphics and exceptional readability in different environments. The display incorporates intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
The BlackBerry 7130g is being introduced along with the newly enhanced BlackBerry Internet Service™. With BlackBerry Internet Service, users enjoy tighter integration and wireless synchronization with their email accounts, including easier set-up, real-time delivery of e-mail messages sent to their Yahoo! Mail and Rogers.com accounts and the ability to use multiple “sent from” addresses. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows customers to access up to ten corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.
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.
Pricing and Availability
No term $499.99
1 Year $499.99
2 Year $449.99
3 Year $249.99**
To purchase, go to www.rogers.com/blackberry, call 1-866-931-DATA (3282), or visit any Rogers dealers and retailers across Canada.
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.
About Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless Inc. is Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider with offices in Canadian cities across the country, more than 6.2 million customers, and two powerful brands: Rogers Wireless and Fido. Rogers Wireless, which operates Canada’s largest integrated wireless voice and data network, providing advanced voice and wireless data solutions to customers from coast to coast, is Canada’s only carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS technology platform, the world standard for wireless communications technology. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.
* Please check with Rogers Wireless for roaming services.
**With activation on select voice and data plans. Conditions apply, please see www.rogers.com for details.
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