M1 launches Singapore’s first UMTS-enabled BlackBerry handset
The BlackBerry 8707v offers customers more ways to stay connected wherever they are. In addition to phone, email and mobile data applications, customers can also use the handset as a tethered modem to access the Internet from their laptops. The BlackBerry 8707v also enables users to speak on the phone while simultaneously sending and receiving email, browsing the Internet or using other data applications, even while the handset is being used as a modem.
The BlackBerry 8707v functions on 2100 MHz UMTS networks, and also supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS (quad band) networks to provide comprehensive roaming coverage in many countries*.
“We are continuously working on ways to improve our customers’ mobile experience, particularly their ability to work from anywhere. The BlackBerry 8707v is another powerful addition to our range of BlackBerry solutions. It will give a productivity boost to individuals in large or small enterprises in their quest to stay in touch with their customers and business partners. The launch of the BlackBerry 8707v reinforces our commitment to our customers’ needs and our aim to be the preferred mobile service provider in the enterprise market,” said P. Subramaniam, M1’s Director of Enterprise & Alliances.
“The BlackBerry 8707v is an ideal choice for mobile professionals seeking a highly developed solution for both voice and data applications,” said Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “We are very pleased to bring the BlackBerry 8707v to Singapore with M1.”
The BlackBerry 8707v has a bright, high-resolution color landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that delivers vivid graphics with ample workspace for reading emails, browsing the Internet or viewing attachments (including support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG). An intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen and keyboard lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing. The handset features a full QWERTY keyboard for rapid and accurate thumb typing and includes dedicated “send,” “end,” “mute” and “power” keys. A built-in speakerphone enables hands-free conversation, and the handset can also be used with a wireless headset or car kit via its built-in Bluetooth® support.
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™ enables users to manage up to ten corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
M1, Singapore’s most exciting and innovative mobile and IDD service provider, was launched in April 1997. Since then, it has made significant inroads into the local mobile communications market, gaining considerable brand presence and market share. M1 aims to be the leader in personal voice and data communications, focusing on value, quality and customer service. More information on M1 is available at www.m1.com.sg
More information on BlackBerry service plans from M1 is available at www.m1.com.sg
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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.
* please check with M1 for roaming services.
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