Vodafone Sweden Introduces BlackBerry Connect

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Vodafone Sweden has extended its ‘BlackBerry from Vodafone’ portfolio with the addition of three mobile phones that support popular BlackBerry services developed by Research In Motion. Vodafone Sweden’s new and existing business customers that use the Nokia 9500 Communicator, Nokia 9300 smartphone or Sony Ericsson P910i can now also use BlackBerry Connect to manage their e-mail while on the go.

With BlackBerry Connect, customers can benefit from a variety of proven BlackBerry features in conjunction with BlackBerry Internet Service or BlackBerry Enterprise Server, including push-based connectivity, wireless email synchronization and attachment viewing. Additional features supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server include wireless calendar reconciliation, remote address lookup, IT commands and policy enforcement and advanced security with Triple DES encryption. The ‘BlackBerry from Vodafone’ portfolio for the Swedish market also currently includes the BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7100v and BlackBerry 7730 devices.


“Many Swedish companies have requested BlackBerry services on mobile phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson; therefore we are delighted to present this piece of news. This means that even more Swedes will discover the advantages of BlackBerry and see for themselves how wireless e-mail simplifies worklife and makes it more efficient,” said Klas Wallstrom, Head of Business Segment, Vodafone Sweden.

“We are pleased to be working with Vodafone to launch BlackBerry Connect in Sweden,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion (RIM). “BlackBerry Connect enables users to choose from a broader range of mobile devices while allowing IT departments to leverage their existing investments and trust in the BlackBerry platform and maintain a strict and consistent level of wireless security.”

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange and IBM Lotus® Domino(TM). 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.