First in Chile: Entel PCS and RIM launch the BlackBerry 8800
World-class smartphone with advanced and easy-to-use features
Santiago, Chile and Waterloo, ON - Entel PCS and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduce the BlackBerry® 8800 smartphone for mobile users in Chile. The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone includes a full complement of features to appeal to mobile professionals who want to manage their work and leisure time effectively.
Equipped with a highly tactile QWERTY keyboard and RIM’s user-friendly trackball navigation system, the BlackBerry 8800 also includes multimedia features and a microSD expandable memory slot.
“With the launch of the Blackberry 8800, Entel PCS clients will be the first in Chile to be able to count on this advanced technology, since it incorporates GPS functionality, users will be able to access applications and services based on satellite locations. Our customers are looking to wireless technology to enhance business and personal communications and we are pleased to expand our BlackBerry offering to them,” explains the products and services manager for Entel PCS, Carlos Rodriguez.
The quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8800 offers best-in-class performance with smoothly integrated support for voice and data applications, including phone, email, text messaging, web browser, organizer, multimedia and more. Powering its robust performance is an ultra-thin, high-capacity battery that helps deliver battery life for which BlackBerry handsets are renowned.
Through its built-in GPS, the BlackBerry 8800 can pinpoint its location, providing “out-of-the-box” support for a wide variety of location based applications and services.
The BlackBerry 8800 features noise cancellation for enhanced audio performance, Speaker Independent Voice Recognition for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), intuitive call management functions such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding, as well as dedicated “send”, “end” and “mute” keys.
It also features a high quality, low-distortion speakerphone and Bluetooth® 2.0 for use with hands-free headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals. Support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ringtones is included.
With the large, bright, high resolution (320 x 240) landscape display, images appear vivid and crisp for viewing emails, attachments, pictures, videos, web pages, business applications and games. Built-in light sensing technology automatically adjusts the screen, keyboard and trackball brightness for optimized visibility in various lighting environments. The vibrant display, coupled with the BlackBerry 8800’s innovative trackball navigation, delivers a user experience that is dynamic and intuitive.
The BlackBerry 8800 also comes with a media player and stereo headset jack. Its expandable memory capability allows users to store their favorite music and videos on a microSD card to enjoy while on the go. Music and video are delivered with rich sound and vivid color.*
The BlackBerry 8800 can operate with BlackBerry® Internet Service, giving users the ability to manage up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, as well as BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, which includes IT policy controls for managing the handset’s features and usage.
The BlackBerry wireless platform gives customers the capability to deploy a variety of applications. Hundreds of business solutions from third party software providers can further extend the BlackBerry platform to support various business needs such as CRM, sales force automation, field services, business intelligence, supply chain management and continuity of operations, as well as a broad range of industry-specific applications for sectors including health care, law enforcement, government, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, professional services, real estate, manufacturing, wholesale and retail.
* Supports MP3 and ACC music files and MPEG4 and H.263 video files.
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