Maxis Communications Berhad (â€œMaxisâ€), Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Research In Motion today announced the availability of BlackBerryÂ® Connectâ„¢ for the Sony Ericsson P910i smartphone in Malaysia. BlackBerry Connect from Research In Motion (RIM) enables BlackBerry wireless email services to be used on the P910i, while maintaining the existing P910i experience and functionality. BlackBerry is an advanced, proven and popular communications platform that enables push-based wireless email access with high reliability and leading security capabilities.
â€œWeâ€™re pleased to be including yet another value added offering to a range of solutions we support with the P910i, thereby further expanding customersâ€™ choice. The P910i smartphone is a multi-faceted device, which offers productivity, entertainment and communications. Our partnership with Maxis and RIM will enable customers to have access to this proven, market-leading mobile email and data solution,â€ says Mr. Eric Goh, Branch Manager, Sony Ericsson Malaysia.
â€œMaxis customers have been enjoying the benefits of BlackBerry wireless email since early this year. We are pleased to work with Sony Ericsson to provide more customers with the benefit of BlackBerry from Maxis. With our nationwide GPRS network and roaming in over 50 destinations worldwide, users are kept connected wherever they go,â€ said Mr. Karim Abdul Malik, Head of Product Development & Management, Maxis.
â€œThe widespread popularity of BlackBerry amongst individuals and businesses worldwide demonstrates the growing need for sophisticated wireless email services amongst mobile professionals,â€ said Mr. Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. â€œWe are pleased to work with Sony Ericsson and Maxis to introduce BlackBerry Connect technology in Malaysia. Users of the P910i will now be able to take advantage of the powerful BlackBerry platform while also enjoying the rich features of the P910i on the Maxis network.â€
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 also 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 make 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.