Optus and RIM Introduce the BlackBerry 8700g in Australia


Optus and Research In Motion today introduced the BlackBerry 8700g in Australia. Operating on Optus’ network, the quad-band BlackBerry 8700g provides the ultimate balance of performance, design and function and features a completely re-engineered device platform with an Intel processor, 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SDRAM in a stylish handset with a full QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, high resolution QVGA (320×240) LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colors and delivers vivid graphics. In addition, a unique light-sensing technology automatically adjusts the screen and keyboard lighting levels for optimized use in outdoor, indoor and dark environments. The BlackBerry 8700g also incorporates premium phone features including dedicated ‘send’, ‘end’ and ‘mute’ keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, speakerphone and Bluetooth support for hands-free headsets and car kits.

“Accessing email and other wireless applications in the office, at home and whilst on the road has become increasingly important to both business users and consumers,” said Chris Lane, Group Director, Products and Delivery, Optus Consumer. “Optus is committed to providing its customers with the most flexible and simple solutions to always stay connected.”

“The BlackBerry 8700g is a major innovation that delivers optimized performance together with a striking color display and a stylish design,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Combined with the power of the proven BlackBerry platform, the BlackBerry 8700g provides mobile professionals with a best-in-class solution to stay connected and productive.”