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Viettel, Alcatel Lucent and RIM Introduce BlackBerry Bold Smartphone in Vietnam


Hanoi, Vietnam - Viettel, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) are pleased to launch the new BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone in Vietnam.

Powered by a 624-MHz processor, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone supports tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi®. Featuring a lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a symbol of accomplishment and aspiration.

Among the smartphone’s rich set of multimedia capabilities are a 2 megapixel camera, high quality speakers, and a stunning display with HVGA screen. The newly enhanced browser provides fast download capabilities and support for streaming videos. The BlackBerry® Media Sync application makes synchronizing digital music collections from iTunes® with the smartphone ever so easy*. Along with a newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard, the smartphone’s many powerful communications and multimedia features make the BlackBerry Bold a ‘must have’ for power users and business professionals.

“This partnership with RIM and Alcatel Lucent reflects Viettel’s commitment to delivering the most technologically advanced and innovative products to our customers. The BlackBerry Bold smartphone delivers extensive functionality and premium features in a chic and elegant design. Understanding the value that our customers lay on such features, we continue to work to offer the best products and services, as we have been doing since our foundation,” said Bui Quang Tuyen, Deputy Director of Viettel Telecom.

“Viettel is also pleased to offer an 18 month warranty with all BlackBerry smartphones purchased from Viettel’s distribution channel in Vietnam,” added Bui Quang Tuyen.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone features include:

* Dimensions: 114 x 66 x 15 mm. Approximate weight (including removable battery): 136 g.
* Chic, elegant design with glossy finish.
* High resolution, ultra-bright colour display (HVGA 480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) presents stunning image quality.
* Newly designed precision keyboard allows fast and accurate typing.
* Support for tri-band HSDPA and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks.
* Next-generation, 624 MHz mobile processor.
* Integrated GPS with support for BlackBerry® Maps and other location-based applications.
* Includes 1 GB onboard storage memory, as well as a microSD/SDHC memory card slot that supports up to 16GB of additional storage per card, and is conveniently accessible from a side door.
* Newly enhanced, high performance browser gives users an on-the-go web browsing experience with desktop-style depiction.
* Fast download and rendering capabilities, with support for streaming videos (RTSP – real-time streaming protocol).
* Microsoft® Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be edited directly on the handset using the preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go® software suite.
* 2 megapixel camera with video recording capability, built-in flash and digital zoom.
* Premium phone features including Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), Bluetooth® 2.0, with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits (including car kits that adhere to the Bluetooth Remote SIM Access Profile) and other Bluetooth peripherals.
* New BlackBerry® Media Sync application provides a simple way to sync digital music collections from iTunes® or Windows Media Player with the smartphone*. Support for High Speed USB 2.0 allows files to be transferred quickly from a computer to the BlackBerry Bold smartphone.
* BlackBerry® Internet Service support, allows access to up to 10 supported personal and enterprise email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts).
* BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, provides advanced security and IT management for enterprise deployments in IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange, and Novell® GroupWise® environments.

For further product or service plan information, please contact Viettel.

* Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies


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