Research In Motion and Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka’s largest mobile telecommunications operator, today announced the launch of the world-renowned BlackBerry wireless platform in Sri Lanka. Dialog Telekom is now offering BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the BlackBerry 7100g and the BlackBerry 7290 to mobile professionals in Sri Lanka for the first time.
With BlackBerry, Dialog Telekom’s corporate customers will be able to easily access email, phone, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications from a single, integrated device.
“There is a growing demand for wireless connectivity from mobile professionals in Sri Lanka,” commented Dialog Telekom CEO Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya. “BlackBerry redefined the market for wireless communications and we are proud to be able to bring this superior technology to Sri Lankan customers, providing them with the opportunity to stay connected and productive.”
“We’re excited to be working with Dialog Telekom to bring BlackBerry to the Sri Lankan market,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Sri Lankans will join millions of other mobile professionals around the world who have experienced the unmatched benefits of the BlackBerry platform.”
“Our relationship with RIM marks a milestone not just for Dialog Telekom but in the local telecommunication industry as a whole. Now our corporate customers can remain truly connected to communications and information while on the go. BlackBerry works with a large spectrum of IT applications, allowing users to connect with people and data anywhere,” added Nushad Perera, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Dialog Telekom.
Dialog Telekom now offers the BlackBerry 7100g and the BlackBerry 7290, both of which are designed for the needs of mobile professionals. The two wireless handhelds feature an easy-to-navigate user interface, quad-band functionality, 32 MB of memory and BluetoothÂ® support.
In addition, the BlackBerry 7100g features the breakthrough SureType(TM) keyboard technology. SureType works in conjunction with a sophisticated software system that incorporates a large word database (as well as the user’s address book), linguistic intelligence and advanced learning capabilities to automatically interpret keystrokes and recognize words with a high degree of accuracy. The device also features dedicated ‘send’ and ‘end’ keys.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) tightly integrates with MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, IBM LotusÂ® Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise(TM) enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.