RIM BlackBerry 8700g launched in the UK

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 25 2006 @ 02:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
T-Mobile UK and Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of the new BlackBerry 8700g. The device is expected to be available from T-Mobile throughout the UK from early February. The BlackBerry 8700g has a full QWERTY keyboard in a new, sleek, lightweight design.

In addition to standard BlackBerry functionality including support for ’push’ email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data applications, the BlackBerry 8700g was completely re-engineered to boost performance and features an Intel processor as well as 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SRAM. The BlackBerry 8700g delivers faster Web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance. Using the BlackBerry 8700g, users can also view common attachments such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, high resolution, landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD display that supports more than 65,000 colors to deliver vivid graphics. The screen offers excellent indoor and outdoor readability by featuring an intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments. The device also features Bluetooth support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits, as well as a speakerphone.

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 allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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