Trigcom And RIM Introduce BlackBerry In Norway
October 17, 2006 - Oslo, Norway and Waterloo, ON - Nordic communications provider Trigcom and global wireless innovator Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of BlackBerry® to customers in Norway. Trigcom is the first carrier to introduce the BlackBerry wireless platform in Norway.
TrigCom will initially offer BlackBerry service on the BlackBerry® 8700g handset, providing support for email, phone, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications. The BlackBerry 8700g will operate on Trigcom’s GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks.
The BlackBerry 8700g is built on a highly advanced and optimized device platform that delivers fast performance for web browsing and other mobile applications. It features a bright, high resolution LCD display that supports more than 65,000 colors to deliver vivid graphics and offers excellent indoor and outdoor readability thanks to intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the LCD and keyboard lighting in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
The BlackBerry 8700g incorporates a wide range of premium phone features including dedicated ‘send,’ ‘end’ and ‘mute’ keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, call forwarding, speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits.
Trigcom will introduce the BlackBerry 8700g in conjunction with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, which tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, Novell® GroupWise® and IBM Lotus® Domino® and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
This is a great day for Trigcom and for our customers. As the first mobile carrier to offer BlackBerry in Norway, we are pleased to be working with RIM to deliver this solution to our customers. Many customers have been waiting for the opportunity to buy BlackBerry in Norway and we have already seen great interest among a diverse range of Norwegian companies. We are pleased to now support them with our dedicated BlackBerry sales and support services,” said Helge Birkeland, CEO, Trigcom.
“With millions of BlackBerry subscribers worldwide, RIM is committed to extending the global availability of the popular and proven BlackBerry solution,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA at Research In Motion. “With the Trigcom launch in Norway, we are pleased to provide Norwegian customers with all the benefits of BlackBerry, a mobile tool that enables users to be more productive, flexible and successful in both work and life.”
Trigcom is a fully owned Norwegian company, founded 2005 in Oslo. The owners are a combination of well known Norwegian business persons and employees in the company.
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.
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