Indosat, RIM and Sony Ericsson Announce Availability of BlackBerry Connect for the M600i Mobile Phone in Indonesia
July 27, 2006, Jakarta, Indonesia and Waterloo, ON - Indosat, Sony Ericsson and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the availability of BlackBerry® Connect™ on Sony Ericsson’s latest M600i mobile phone in Indonesia.
The 3G-enabled Sony Ericsson M600i with BlackBerry Connect will allow customers to choose and enjoy the feature-rich capabilities of the mobile phone together with RIM’s popular BlackBerry services. Supported BlackBerry features include “push”-based wireless email access, wireless email reconciliation and attachment viewing through BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and BlackBerry Internet Service™. Additional features supported through BlackBerry Enterprise Server include:
* wireless calendar synchronization;
* remote look-up of corporate email address directory;
* Triple DES encryption; and
* IT policy enforcement and commands (such as remotely disabling or wiping data from a device in the event it is lost or stolen).
“Mobile professionals around the world are increasingly recognizing the personal productivity and organizational benefits derived from the push-based BlackBerry platform" said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “RIM is pleased to work with Sony Ericsson and Indosat to bring the BlackBerry services to the M600i for customers in Indonesia. With BlackBerry Connect, M600i users will enjoy optimized wireless connectivity based on the unique and proven BlackBerry architecture.”
“Last year we successfully launched BlackBerry Connect on the P910 in joint effort with RIM and Indosat in Indonesia,” said Alino Sugianto, Country Manager, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication International AB, Indonesia Representative Office. “We are now looking forward to offering BlackBerry Connect on the M600i. Sony Ericsson is committed to working with partners such as RIM and Indosat to provide empowering mobile solutions for business customers.”
“We are working with Sony Ericsson and RIM to provide customers with a broader choice of handsets that can leverage the unique strengths and reliability of the proven BlackBerry platform,” said Wahyu Wijayadi, Marketing Director of Indosat. “With the successful launch of BlackBerry Connect on the P910 last year, we are confident that the new Sony Ericsson M600i with BlackBerry Connect will be well-received in the market.”
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino® and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access multiple corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
The M600i provides email capability and a mobile phone together in an extremely stylish, slim device featuring a touch-screen display and handwriting recognition software. The M600i is the first Sony Ericsson mobile phone on Symbian OS 9.1 and UIQ 3.0, offering users great customization opportunities and the ability to purchase personal productivity and other applications online. At just 15mm thick, it is one of the slimmest business 3G devices.
Indosat is a leading telecommunication and information provider that offers: cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), IDD services (IDD 001, IDD 008 and FlatCall 016), and fixed wireless services (StarOne, I-Phone), Multimedia, Data communications and Internet services (MIDI). Indosat’s shares are listed on the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX:ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT).
About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, and PC-cards. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. Sony Ericsson is the global title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year. For more information on Sony Ericsson, please visit www.SonyEricsson.com
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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.
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