Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
RIM Blackeberry coming to SingTel and Optus
Posted on 22-Mar-2004 18:15 | Filed under: News


RIM Blackeberry coming to SingTel and Optus
SingTel and Research In Motion are planning to offer the BlackBerry in Asia and Australia. BlackBerry will provide integrated access to email, data and phone applications via a color wireless handheld to customers of SingTel and its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Optus, as well as SingTel's mobile associate in the Philippines, Globe Telecom.

"BlackBerry's integrated access to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino environments, together with SingTel's international roaming capabilities, make it an ideal solution for our corporate customers on the move," said Mr Thomas Yeo, SingTel's Vice President for Corporate Business Marketing. "With BlackBerry, we can further extend our existing portfolio of mobile office solutions, and expand the breadth of high quality and seamless service of wireless email to a wider market."

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.

SingTell will initially offer the BlackBerry 7730 and BlackBerry 7230 handhelds. Both have colour screens. The BlackBerry 7730 features a larger screen, while the BlackBerry 7230 incorporates a smaller screen with a more compact design.

The BlackBerry 7730 and BlackBerry 7230 include:

  • Support for international roaming on 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Wireless integration with existing email accounts including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and/or popular ISP email accounts.
  • A push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically.
  • Cradle-free wireless email synchronization.
  • Integrated email attachment viewing that enables users to read important email attachments from their BlackBerry handheld (including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect and ASCII documents).
  • 'Thumb-typing' keyboard and navigation trackwheel for sending and receiving email and SMS messages on the go.
  • 16 MB flash memory plus 2 MB SRAM, rechargeable/removable lithium battery and Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity for quick battery charging.

    Prices were not disclosed yet. A competitor, Telstra Australia, is already offering a Blackberry service in Australia.









  • Twitter and LinkedIn »



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    Recommendation for new mid-sized SUV
    Created by nvpradeepkumar, last reply by Ge0rge on 26-Jan-2020 12:53 (42 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    Why I'm not buying Sonos again
    Created by dafman, last reply by dafman on 25-Jan-2020 22:16 (82 replies)
    Pages... 4 5 6


    Tile trackers - a bit confused.
    Created by GSManiac, last reply by GSManiac on 24-Jan-2020 22:37 (14 replies)

    New Orbi Mesh System
    Created by JayWehi33, last reply by Jiriteach on 24-Jan-2020 17:10 (13 replies)

    Issues streaming at peak times on 2degrees UFB / Wi-Fi
    Created by Mahon, last reply by Delphinus on 23-Jan-2020 23:45 (13 replies)

    Is this FnP Fridge the best bang for buck?
    Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by TeaLeaf on 23-Jan-2020 18:26 (27 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Is this EV charging alarmist headline from Norway legit?
    Created by Talkiet, last reply by Scott3 on 24-Jan-2020 11:16 (22 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Poor VDSL speeds and poor chat experience
    Created by MidnightRider, last reply by K8Toledo on 24-Jan-2020 23:49 (21 replies)
    Pages... 2