Vodafone Spain Expands BlackBerry Offering

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Vodafone Spain Introduces BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7730 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion have added BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 as well as two new devices to the BlackBerry® portfolio available in Spain: the BlackBerry 7290(TM) and BlackBerry 7730(TM).


“Our goal is to offer our business customers tailored and integrated solutions that will increase their business productivity and improve their response capacity by providing the most advanced technology. Today, Vodafone Spain offers the largest range of BlackBerry devices in Spain, allowing users to access phone, corporate data, and Internet applications, as well as send and receive emails while on the move,” comments Antonio Aleman, Director, Vodafone Spain.

The BlackBerry 7290 and BlackBerry 7730 both offer support for email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data applications in a single integrated handheld. The BlackBerry 7290 features 32 MB flash memory (plus 4 MB SRAM) and delivers an exceptional voice experience with quad-band support for domestic and international roaming(i) and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits. The BlackBerry 7730 offers a larger color screen for displaying e-mail, web pages and corporate data applications and features 16 MB flash memory (plus 2 MB SRAM) and tri-band support.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 continues to build upon and enhance many of the core features that have made BlackBerry the leading wireless platform for corporate and government users. In addition to wireless synchronization capabilities (for email, calendar, contacts, memos and task lists), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also enables email filter settings and out-of-office messages to be controlled remotely via BlackBerry devices and features enhanced email attachment capabilities (with support for formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, ASCII, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF). 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.

“BlackBerry continues to grow in popularity around the world as corporations and mobile professionals discover the productivity, flexibility and competitive advantage enabled by the unique and proven BlackBerry wireless platform,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “We are pleased to work with Vodafone Spain to expand its range of BlackBerry products, providing Vodafone’s mobile customers in Spain with more choice.”

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise® 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 10 corporate and/or personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device without the need for server software.