Mobistar and RIM Launch BlackBerry Device in Belgium


Mobistar and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry 8700f in Belgium, the first BlackBerry device designed to leverage Mobistar’s national EDGE network. The BlackBerry 8700f is available immediately for all Mobistar customers.

“The BlackBerry 8700f is a significant innovation and its launch is an important step forward in Mobistar’s strategic relationship with Research In Motion,” said Bernard Moscheni, CEO of Mobistar. “BlackBerry remains an excellent choice for users who want an unrivalled data and voice experience to keep them connected and productive while they are away from their desk.”

“We are delighted to work with Mobistar to make the BlackBerry 8700f available in Belgium,” said Craig McLennan, Vice President, Orange Group Business Unit, Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8700f leverages the benefits of Mobistar’s powerful EDGE network and the industry’s most advanced device technology, software and services to deliver an optimized mobile experience.”

The BlackBerry 8700f supports wireless email, phone, text messaging, web browsing, organizer and other data applications, and features a completely re-engineered BlackBerry device platform, 64 MB of flash memory, 16 MB SDRAM and an Intel® XScale cellular processor to deliver enhanced performance, without compromising battery life.