NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (DoCoMo) and Research In Motion (RIM) announced that DoCoMo will start marketing RIM's BlackBerry handheld devices to its corporate customers in autumn 2006.
DoCoMo will provide the devices to meet corporate users' needs for mobile business solutions. BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise, enabling secure, push-based wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.
The BlackBerry handheld devices to be sold in Japan will operate on both W-CDMA (UMTS) and GSM/GPRS networks and will be useable around the world for voice and packet (data) communications.
The devices will have QWERTY keyboards, similar to those of PCs, for fast and easy thumb typing.