SunCom Wireless and Research In Motion today announced the arrival of the BlackBerry(R) 7100g(TM) for SunCom’s customers in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The BlackBerry(R) 7100g offers a new choice to mobile professionals who want the power of BlackBerry with the look and feel of a traditional mobile phone.
Operating on the SunCom Wireless GSM/GPRS network, the BlackBerry 7100g combines a full-featured, quad-band mobile phone with an easy-to-use keyboard and large, bright, high-resolution color screen and support for push-based wireless email, text messaging, web browser, personal organizer and corporate data applications – all in a slim and stylish handset. The BlackBerry 7100g offers Bluetooth(R) support for car kits and hands-free headsets and allows four hours talk time and eight days standby time.
The BlackBerry 7100g incorporates SureType(TM), an innovative keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional ‘candy bar’ phone design.
“The Blackberry 7100g’s sleek new design and enhanced capabilities, including Bluetooth technology for hands-free wireless use, is sure to be a hit with individuals and corporations who rely on mobile communications,” said Suzanne Lowry, director of product marketing at SunCom. “We are pleased to offer the latest technology with valuable features our customers are seeking.”
“The BlackBerry 7100g has widened the market for BlackBerry with its ‘candy bar’ design,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “RIM’s breakthrough SureType keyboard technology enables users to enjoy the many advantages of the BlackBerry platform in a smaller handset design. SureType allows quick, accurate and comfortable typing and dialing with either one-handed or two-handed operation.”
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows users to access up to 10 corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise(R) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data.