O2 Germany Expands BlackBerry Portfolio for Small Enterprises


O2 Germany and Research In Motion have announced the expansion of O2’s BlackBerry portfolio with the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service, the BlackBerry 7100x business phone and the Nokia 9300 smartphone with BlackBerry Connect. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten existing corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device. With BlackBerry Internet Service, email messages are automatically pushed to a BlackBerry-enabled device and users can send, receive, forward and reply to messages while on the go.

Karola Bode, Vice President Business O2 Germany is enthusiastic about the new BlackBerry solution: “Employees in smaller enterprises, those who are self-employed, and freelancers without their own email server who often travel on business and need to remain in touch with the office now have an important advantage in their everyday business life by using BlackBerry.”

“We are very pleased to work with O2 Germany to expand its BlackBerry portfolio,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The addition of BlackBerry Internet Service, as well as these two unique and powerful devices, extends the reach of BlackBerry services to a much wider range of customers in Germany.”

BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to stay connected to customers and colleagues, work more efficiently, gain a competitive edge, stay organized and stay on top of business. BlackBerry Internet Service allows out-of-the-box wireless access to email, and BlackBerry-enabled devices provide all-in-one support for wireless email, data applications and phone communications. It is an excellent choice for business people and SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises) that want a hosted service without need for special server software or advanced IT support.

BlackBerry Internet Service is complemented by O2’s introduction of two new BlackBerry-enabled devices: the BlackBerry 7100x and the Nokia 9300 with BlackBerry Connect.