Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) are introducing the new BlackBerry 8703e operating on Verizon Wirelessí CDMA EV-DO network. Available to Verizon Wireless customers beginning Sunday, 17 September, the BlackBerry 8703e integrates advanced device hardware, software and network technologies in a handset with a full 35-key QWERTY keyboard.
The BlackBerry 8703e offers Verizon Wireless customers push e-mail, Web browsing and other mobile data applications, together with premium mobile phone features including dedicated phone keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, call forwarding, built-in speakerphone for conference calls and hands-free use and Bluetooth support for use with headsets and car kits.
The large, bright, high-resolution LCD screen on the BlackBerry 8703e incorporates intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts LCD and keyboard lighting levels to provide optimized viewing in indoor, outdoor and dark environments.
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 e-mail and other corporate data. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.
Verizon Wireless customers can use their BlackBerry 8703e handset as a modem and get BroadbandAccess on Verizon Wirelessí CDMA EV-DO network. A cable connection from the BlackBerry 8703e to a laptop and a subscription to BroadbandAccess Connect gives customers the option of using Verizon Wirelessí wireless broadband service to download data.
Customers can connect to download large documents at speeds averaging 400 to 700 Kbps.