Orange Switzerland Launches BlackBerry 7290 in Switzerland

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Orange LogoLAUSANNE, Switzerland & WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2005–Orange Switzerland and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM – News; TSX:RIM – News) have introduced the new BlackBerry® 7290(TM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 to Orange Switzerland’s corporate customers.

“Offering secure wireless access to company email, Internet, intranet, messaging and organizer applications, the BlackBerry 7290 is an ideal device for people who want to work productively and efficiently while on the move,” said Roland Stettler, Vice President Business Channels of Orange Switzerland. “The introduction of this brand new BlackBerry offer does not only complete our mobile enterprise solution portfolio, it allows us also to increase the competition in the business market by offering a powerful mobile device with a leading, highly trusted and state-of-the-art wireless platform, especially to the financial service segment.”


The BlackBerry 7290 is a quad band mobile handset (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), which integrates email, phone, organizer as well as Internet browser and text messaging functions. The easy-to-use keyboard and simplified navigation enable easy and intuitive handling. The 240 x 160 pixel screen supports over 65,000 colours and Bluetooth® support makes it possible to use a wireless headset or car kit for hands-free calls. Measuring 4.5 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (LxWxD) and weighing just 4.9 oz, the all-in-one device offers a compact and comfortable design. The battery provides up to 4 hours of talk time and 9 days of standby time.

In addition to “push” technology for personal communications and information (email, calendar and contact entries, memo, task lists), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also enables email filter settings and out-of-office messages to be controlled via the BlackBerry 7290. Together with its enhanced email attachments capability (e.g. now includes support for JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF images), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also supports simplified application development capabilities, advanced security standards (including support for AES and Triple DES), and enables integration with enterprise applications (e.g. ERP, CRM) as a standards-based wireless platform.

“The popularity of BlackBerry continues to grow around the world as customers realize its productivity and communications benefits,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing. “We are very pleased to work together to offer BlackBerry to Orange Switzerland’s corporate customers.”

Companies interested in the BlackBerry solution from Orange Switzerland can send their queries or get individual advice and offers from the business customer support team by email: business@orange.ch or by phone: 0800 700 600.

You can find more information on the BlackBerry solution from Orange and other Orange offers on the Internet: www.orange.ch/business

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