The BlackBerry is a popular wireless service in Asia, Europe and the US, providing integrated access to email, data, Internet, phone and personal information management applications on a single wireless handheld. Developed by Research In Motion (RIM), BlackBerry is deployed by thousands of corporations with over 1.3 million active subscribers worldwide.
The company says the new service offering will complement SingTel’s existing suite of wireless email and office solutions, such as MobileMail and Personal Information Manager (PIM) services.
Mr Thomas Yeo, SingTel’s Vice President for Corporate Business Marketing, said that the introduction of BlackBerry will give SingTel’s corporate customers more options as some companies may have to follow HQ policies regarding the choice of platforms and handheld devices.
“We recognise that a single solution cannot meet the diverse needs of different companies. By offering a range of high quality wireless email and office solutions, we can better address the mobile data communication needs of both local enterprises and large global corporations,” Mr Yeo said.
Using "push" technology, BlackBerry Enterprise Server provides integrated access to Microsoft Exchange Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino environments. Monthly subscription for BlackBerry from SingTel is S$63 for unlimited BlackBerry GPRS traffic per month.