M1 and Research In Motion (RIM) have launched Singapore's first UMTS-enabled BlackBerryhandset - the BlackBerry 8707vTM.
The BlackBerry 8707v offers customers more ways to stay connected wherever they are. In addition to phone, email and mobile data applications, customers can also use the handset as a tethered modem to access the Internet from their laptops. The BlackBerry 8707v also enables users to speak on the phone while simultaneously sending and receiving email, browsing the Internet or using other data applications, even while the handset is being used as a modem.
The BlackBerry 8707v functions on 2100 MHz UMTS networks, and also supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS (quad band) networks to provide comprehensive roaming coverage in many countries*.
"We are continuously working on ways to improve our customers' mobile experience, particularly their ability to work from anywhere. The BlackBerry 8707v is another powerful addition to our range of BlackBerry solutions. It will give a productivity boost to individuals in large or small enterprises in their quest to stay in touch with their customers and business partners. The launch of the BlackBerry 8707v reinforces our commitment to our customers' needs and our aim to be the preferred mobile service provider in the enterprise market," said P. Subramaniam, M1's Director of Enterprise & Alliances.
"The BlackBerry 8707v is an ideal choice for mobile professionals seeking a highly developed solution for both voice and data applications," said Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. "We are very pleased to bring the BlackBerry 8707v to Singapore with M1."
The BlackBerry 8707v has a bright, high-resolution color landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that delivers vivid graphics with ample workspace for reading emails, browsing the Internet or viewing attachments (including support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG). An intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen and keyboard lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing. The handset features a full QWERTY keyboard for rapid and accurate thumb typing and includes dedicated "send," "end," "mute" and "power" keys. A built-in speakerphone enables hands-free conversation, and the handset can also be used with a wireless headset or car kit via its built-in Bluetooth support.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise, and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service enables users to manage up to ten corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.