Dopod and Research In Motion (RIM) are introducing the BlackBerry Connect software on the 838Pro (pictured) and C720W devices for customers in Asia.
Through the existing licensing relationship between High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) and RIM, Dopod International will offer BlackBerry Connect to enable customers of the Windows Mobile-based 838Pro Pocket PC and the C720W smartphone to access popular BlackBerry services with support for both BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service.
Manufactured by HTC, the 838Pro comes with a sliding keypad. Itís fitted with a 360-degree jog wheel and a QWERTY keyboar. It supports HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V 2.0.
The C720W supports quadband GSM, GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth v2.0. Running on the TI OMAP 850 processor, the C720W has a 128MB built-in ROM and 64MB RAM memory with persistent storage. Itís equipped with Microsoft Office programmes like Outlook Mobile, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile, IE Mobile, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and Internet Sharing.
Supported BlackBerry features include push-based wireless e-mail access, wireless e-mail reconciliation and attachment viewing through BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service.
Additional features supported through BlackBerry Enterprise Server include wireless calendar synchronisation, remote look-up of corporate email address directory, triple DES encryption and IT policy enforcement and commands.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino 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 corporate and multiple personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
Dopod International is now offering BlackBerry Connect on the 838Pro and the C720W in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Availability in other countries in the region will be announced at a later date.