Bouygues Telecom, RIM Launch BlackBerry 8700g in France

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Bouygues Telecom and Research In Motion have announced the availability of the BlackBerry 8700g in France. The BlackBerry 8700g features a re-engineered device platform that combines with Bouygues Telecom’s nationwide high-speed EDGE network to enable fast Web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing.

The BlackBerry 8700g is a quad-band device, compatible with GSM, GPRS and EDGE networks. It is equipped with an Intel PXA901 processor and incorporates the latest technological advances in wireless communications in a sleek design. It also features 64 MB of flash memory and 16 MB of SDRAM, providing users with increased application and data storage capacity.


“The BlackBerry 8700g is an innovative mobile communications device that will enable our customers to experience the benefits of EDGE technology with enhanced performance,” said Jean Rene Cazeneuve, Directeur Enterprises, Bouygues Telecom. “We are delighted to add the BlackBerry 8700g to Bouygues’ portfolio of BlackBerry devices, allowing our customers to be connected and productive while on the go.”

“We are very pleased to work with Bouygues Telecom to introduce the BlackBerry 8700g in France,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The new BlackBerry 8700g is engineered to provide the ultimate balance of performance, design and function. Utilizing Bouygues Telecom’s high-speed EDGE network, the BlackBerry 8700g provides a compelling offering for mobile professionals who want integrated access to voice, email and data applications in a light and stylish device.”