BlackBerry Email Gains Wider Support

April 19th, 2005

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications L.P. and Siemens AG joined the growing list of handset manufacturers selling devices that can connect to Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry wireless e-mail service.

Sony Ericsson announced Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. in Singapore will sell its P910i smart phone with BlackBerry software. Separately, 3 Hong Kong introduced Siemens’ SK65 with BlackBerry software. Other BlackBerry-capable devices currently available include Nokia Corp.’s 6810, 6820, 6822, 9300 and 9500, the O2 XDA II, the T-Mobile MDA II, and the Motorola Inc. MPx and MPx220.

In other BlackBerry news, EarthLink Wireless announced it will sell RIM’s BlackBerry 7250, which features Bluetooth. The company already sells several BlackBerry models, as well as wireless PC cards. EarthLink Wireless is a branded service line of the newly established SK-EarthLink, a joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink.

BlackBerry® 7290

Orange Switzerland and Research In Motion (RIM) have introduced the new BlackBerry® 7290(TM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 to Orange Switzerland’s corporate customers.

The BlackBerry 7290 is a quad band mobile handset (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), which integrates email, phone, organizer as well as Internet browser and text messaging functions. The 240 x 160 pixel screen supports over 65,000 colours and Bluetooth support makes it possible to use a wireless headset or car kit for hands-free calls. Measuring 4.5 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (LxWxD) and weighing just 4.9 oz, the all-in-one device offers a compact and comfortable design. The battery provides up to 4 hours of talk time and 9 days of standby time.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0

In addition to “push” technology for personal communications and information (email, calendar and contact entries, memo, task lists), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also enables email filter settings and out-of-office messages to be controlled via the BlackBerry 7290. Together with its enhanced email attachments capability (e.g. now includes support for JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF images), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also supports simplified application development capabilities, advanced security standards (including support for AES and Triple DES), and enables integration with enterprise applications (e.g. ERP, CRM) as a standards-based wireless platform.

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