BlackBerry 8310 lands in Austria August 20

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Austrian flagAustrian carrier Mobilkom A1 has announced their release of the BlackBerry 8310, offering it for €199. To make the deal a little sweeter, Mobilkom A1 will throw in 6 months of free GPS navigation software for anyone picking up the 8310 before the end of October. It’s typical for Austria to get devices just a little bit after Germany, and the BlackBerry 8310 is no exception. Mobilkom A1 also took the opportunity to offer free BlackBerry Connect software for the Nokia E90, Nokia E61i and the Sony Ericsson P1i.

August 9, 2007

Mobilkom A1 Introduces the New BlackBerry Curve 8310 to Austria

Free six month trial of the BlackBerry Curve 8310 from Mobilkom A1

Austria – Mobilkom A1 is today introducing the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 smartphone to Austria. The new BlackBerry Curve 8310 is available exclusively in Austria from Mobilkom A1 now and is packed with distinctive BlackBerry smartphone functionality, including comprehensive email capabilities, fast web browsing, and premium phone features, as well as consumer-friendly features such as a 2 megapixel camera, media player and a powerful desktop software suite for managing multimedia content. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 also includes built-in GPS.

Use of the BlackBerry solution from Mobilkom A1 is free of charge for six months for customers that register before 31 October 2007.

“Mobilkom A1 is now exclusively introducing the flagship mobile email solution to the Austrian market with an exciting new product in the BlackBerry Curve 8310,” says Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter, Marketing Director Mobilkom A1 Austria and Marketing Director Telekom Austria TA AG. “With an integrated navigation solution, built-in camera and, of course, the convenient push email technology, the BlackBerry Curve 8310 is an ideal mobile device for sole proprietors and small businesses. It serves as an all-in-one communications center, with the added bonus of a navigation tool.”

All in One: The Perfect Business Package

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone offers an unprecedented combination of functions in a single device: Push email, which supports email and attachment handling anytime, anywhere, as well as mobile calendar and contact management functions, which help make working both efficient and flexible. Included with the BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone is A1 NAVI – a GPS navigation solution that provides the latest mapping and routing technology using 3-D maps, nighttime mode and an improved search function. In addition, the BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone features an integrated camera with 2 megapixel resolution. Also included are a media player and full German QWERTZ keyboard .

Exclusively from Mobilkom A1 and Now Free of Charge for Six Months

The new BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone is available from EUR 199.00 with first-time A1 registration on MY NEXT as of 20 August 2007. Customers who buy the new BlackBerry smartphone during the promotional period, which lasts until 31 October 2007, can use A1 NAVI with the BlackBerry Professional data plan for six months at no cost. Thereafter BlackBerry Professional, with a 5 MB data package, is available for EUR 9.00 per month. And those who opt for the A1 NAVI package can continue to use the off-board navigation system throughout Austria after the promotional period expires for only EUR 6.00 per month.

New: BlackBerry Connect-enabled Smartphones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson

Mobilkom A1 is now also introducing new BlackBerry software for the latest business smartphones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson. The Nokia E90, Nokia E61i and Sony Ericsson P1i come with BlackBerry Connect 4.0 either pre-installed or downloadable – and best of all the software is free of charge. BlackBerry Connect allows BlackBerry® Enterprise Server customers to conveniently access BlackBerry services on their Nokia E90, Nokia E61i or Sony Ericsson P1i, which can be activated and managed wirelessly, with email, contact data and other information synchronised over the air. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server tightly integrates with IBM Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange, and Novell® GroupWise® and uses high-level security thanks to industry leading 256-bit encryption. In case of loss or theft, data on the device can be erased remotely.

Detailed information on the A1 NAVI and BlackBerry tariffs is available at:
http://www.a1.net/privat/a1navitarifeand http://www.a1.net/business/optionblackberrykaufen.

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