Nextel Communications Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) had announced the BlackBerry 7520 Wireless Handheld. The BlackBerry 7520 features Bluetooth technology for hands-free, wireless communications using Bluetooth-enabled headsets and car kits. It also incorporates GPS technology with E911 support. The BlackBerry 7520 provides mobile office, enabling phone, Direct Connect, email and data applications in a single integrated device.
The new model also features an enhanced attachment viewing that allows users to view and store JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF files and save images directly from attachments. It also comes with an increased memory, now with 32 MB flash memory plus 4 MB SRAM to provide a bigger storage for data and applications.
When used on Nextel's network the new Blackberry 7520 integrates with Direct Connect, the push-to-talk service offered by Nextel.
The GPS is designed to help police, fire and rescue to determine device location in the event of an emergency (E9111 support).
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to enable push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data. The BlackBerry 7520 can integrate with a variety of corporate data applications targeted to key market segments such as financial, government, distribution, professional services, real estate, field sales and service, construction and manufacturing.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten-supported corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.