Greek mobile operator Cosmote and Canadian wireless solutions provider Research In Motion (RIM) have launched Blackberry, an integrated wireless solution that enables Cosmote customers to access information and communicate via phone, e-mail, SMS, internet, organiser and corporate data applications.
Blackberry from Cosmote will provide mobile users in Greece with a choice of two Blackberry handhelds, the Blackberry 7290 and Blackberry 7100g to enable organisations as well as individuals to access their company and personal e-mails, make phone calls, browse the internet, access corporate data applications and manage their calendar while on the go. Cosmote customers using Blackberry can access file attachments such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat Reader and image files including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF and PNG.
For corporate customers, Cosmote offers Blackberry Enterprise Solution, which integrates with Microsoft Exchange, Novell Group Wise and IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to enable push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, Cosmote offers Blackberry Internet Solution, allowing users to access up to ten supported corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
Cosmote will provide Blackberry in three service packages: Blackberry Enterprise Solution – Cosmote Basic is for access to company e-mail accounts, with a monthly fee and on a pay as you go basis; Blackberry Enterprise Solution – Cosmote Plus is for access to company e-mail accounts, with a monthly fee which includes 15MB per month; and Blackberry Internet Solution – Cosmote Professional is for data access to personal e-mail accounts, with a monthly fee which includes 10MB per month.
Blackberry will be marketed through Cosmote exclusive shops all over Greece and through its nationwide network of commercial partners.