Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) and Research In Motion today announced plans to launch the BlackBerry wireless solution next month in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the key commercial hubs in the Caribbean, TSTT will offer the Blackberry 7290, the BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry Enterprise Serverâ„¢ v4.0 and BlackBerry Internet Serviceâ„¢ in conjunction with TSTTâ€™s world-class GSM/GPRS mobile network.
â€œBlackBerry is an important addition to our portfolio of solutions,â€ said Carlos Espinal, Chief Executive Officer at TSTT. â€œTSTT operates the countryâ€™s largest and most advanced mobile network and business leaders across all sectors in Trinidad and Tobago rely on us to provide them with leading communications and productivity solutions. This will give TSTTâ€™s customers wireless data services that are superior to anything else available in Trinidad and Tobago.â€
â€œWe are very pleased to be working with TSTT to bring BlackBerry to this important regional market,â€ said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. â€œBlackBerry will enable greater mobility and productivity for government, corporate and individual customers in Trinidad and Tobago.â€
The BlackBerry 7290 and BlackBerry 7100g are both quad band mobile devices (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) that support wireless access to email, phone, organizer, Internet browser, text messaging and corporate data applications. Both devices incorporate BluetoothÂ® support for hands-free calls with a wireless headset or car kit. The BlackBerry 7290 features a full QWERTY keyboard while the BlackBerry 7100g features the popular SureTypeâ„¢ 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. Both devices also enable intuitive navigation for easy handling on the go.
â€œBeing the first to bring BlackBerry to Trinidad and Tobago solidifies TSTTâ€™s position as the industry leader for communications technology in the country. Putting the best-in-class services and technology of BlackBerry into the hands of mobile professionals will further fuel T&Tâ€™s strong economic performance and unearth new commercial opportunitiesâ€ said Espinal.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Serverâ„¢ tightly integrates with MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, IBM LotusÂ® Dominoâ„¢ and Novell GroupWiseâ„¢ enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Serviceâ„¢ allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.