Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the availability of BlackBerry(R) Connect(TM) for the Sony Ericsson P910i to Globe Telecom customers in the Philippines. BlackBerry Connect enables P910i users to connect to proven and popular BlackBerry services featuring push-based wireless technology. BlackBerry provides an efficient and reliable communications platform that automatically delivers emails to and from a wireless device. The Sony Ericsson P910i will support BlackBerry services, while maintaining the existing P910i experience and functionality.
“We’re delighted to add BlackBerry Connect to the Sony Ericsson P910i. The P910i offers productivity, entertainment and communications in a stylish and compact device. With our partnerships with Globe and RIM, we ensure our customers are able to access this proven, market-leading wireless communication and data solution,” said Dennis Manzano, Sony Ericsson General Manager in the Philippines.
“BlackBerry has been well-received by Globe’s customers since it was launched last year. We are very pleased to work with Sony Ericsson and RIM to offer a new choice to our customers who would like to have BlackBerry services in a different form factor. Our customers can also leverage Globe’s robust GPRS network and strong international roaming capabilities to access emails anywhere they go,” said Blue de Venecia, GlobeSolutions Senior Product Manager.
With BlackBerry Connect technology, users will enjoy BlackBerry services on the Sony Ericsson P910i. Supported features include push-based wireless email access, wireless email reconciliation and attachment viewing via BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) and BlackBerry Internet Service(TM). Additional features supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server include wireless calendar reconciliation, remote address lookup, IT policy enforcement and commands and Triple DES encryption.
“Customers around the world depend on the push-based BlackBerry architecture and infrastructure to remain connected to business and personal information while on the go,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “With BlackBerry Connect, Globe’s customers will be able to enjoy the many features of the Sony Ericsson P910i together with the added benefit of BlackBerry connectivity.”
The P910i is a high-quality communications tool for voice calls, text and picture messaging, and email, as well as providing full PDA/organizer functions. In addition, it is a camera-phone capable of recording video and still images and provides a good gaming experience on the 262K color touch-screen. The wide range of applications available for download enables the P910i to do much more than making voice calls, thereby increasing its value for both consumers and operators. The P910i is based on the open Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user interface.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange and IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) 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 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.
About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. For more information, please visit www.SonyEricsson.com
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom has a long history of uniting people by forging strong links of communication throughout the Philippines and with the world. From its humble beginnings as a radio and telegraph company in the 1920s, Globe has steadily evolved to become the industry leader that it is today. In 1993, Globe formed a partnership with SingTel International to further expand its capability to service the increasing telecommunications needs of a growing and vibrant economy.
Globe has the distinction of being the first mobile services provider in the Philippines to offer SMS, MMS and other technological innovations. Globe also offers business solution packages through GlobeSolutions and wireline and Internet services through Innove Communications.
Globe’s corporate leadership and pioneering services have been recognized by industry stalwarts in the region. Some of its most recent accolades include “Most Innovative Service of the Year 2004″ for its over-the-air reloading application Share-a-Load, from Asian MobileNews, and Best Asian GSM Carrier from Telecom Asia Awards 2004.
Globe is listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:GLO). For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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