Vodafone announced the launch of its global BlackBerry from Vodafone offering. The first product is the tri-band BlackBerry 7230 Wireless Handheld - incorporating a new, customised, Vodafone branded, icon-driven menu delivering the same identity as Vodafone live!.
Vodafone will be offering both the BlackBerry Enterprise solution for business customers with corporate email infrastructure, or BlackBerry for small firms/individuals who either do not have a corporate email infrastructure and use Internet Service Provider email or those who wish to access multiple email accounts from a single mobile device.
The BlackBerry push architecture means email is delivered direct to the handheld mobile device and customers receive emails automatically. Customers can also read and forward email attachments from their BlackBerry device (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat).
BlackBerry from Vodafone for enterprise customers is available this month in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK, with BlackBerry for individual customers becoming available in December.