M1 and Research In Motion have introduced the “BlackBerryÂ® from Vodafone” solution for both corporate and individual customers in Singapore. As a Partner Network of Vodafone, M1 will have the exclusive rights to sell the “BlackBerry from Vodafone” solution to corporate, small business and individual customers in Singapore. M1’s offering will include the BlackBerry 7100v(TM) and BlackBerry 7290(TM).
The BlackBerry 7100v and BlackBerry 7290 both feature an easy-to-navigate user interface, quad-band and BluetoothÂ® support and provide “always on” access to email, phone, text messaging, Internet browser, organizer and corporate data applications. The BlackBerry 7100v features SureType(TM), a new and innovative keyboard technology from RIM that successfully converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit within the size constraints of a traditional mobile phone design.
“Interest in BlackBerry has shot up in recent months and I think this is a good time for M1 to enter the market. The ‘BlackBerry from Vodafone’ solution will be an excellent option for M1 customers looking for a proven wireless email and communications solution. Our attractive handset prices, complemented by the very competitive tariff plans and free roaming bundles will make M1’s offering extremely hard to beat,” said Neil Montefiore, M1’s Chief Executive Officer.
“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Vodafone to Singapore and we look forward to working with M1,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 7100v and BlackBerry 7290 together with M1’s attractive service packages will appeal to corporate and individual customers alike.”
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, IBM LotusÂ® Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWiseÂ® 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(TM) allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.