Belgium gets the BlackBerry 8100 and BlackBerry 8310

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ChocolateOnly a country as great as Belgium could handle the sheer awesomeness of not only chocolate and waffles, but also the GPS-enabled BlackBerry 8310, with a side-order of BlackBerry 8100. GSM carrier Proximus will be sporting the AZERTY-keypad-clad devices, with the Pearl running € 299, and the new Curve going for € 449. Proximus is also packing the BlackBerry 8820 for any Belgians looking to get some Wi-Fi action. We love hearing about BlackBerry news from around the globe, so if something is going on in your corner of the planet, feel free to drop us a line at info at blackberry cool dot com.

September 26, 2007

Proximus and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8310 and BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Smartphones in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium and Waterloo, ON – Proximus and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 and BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 smartphones to Proximus’ customers in Belgium. Both smartphones offer a rich multimedia experience along with the renowned BlackBerry® push email capabilities in a stylish design.

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 offers an exceptional combination of consumer and business features making it an ideal tool for mobile users that want a smartphone that complements their work requirements and personal lifestyle. Sleek and stylish, it is the smallest and lightest full AZERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date, featuring built-in GPS, enhanced media player, a 2 megapixel camera with flash and zoom, advanced phone capabilities and a microSD expandable memory slot for storing music, videos and pictures. The large, high-resolution display – coupled with the intuitive trackball navigation system – provides an exceptional user experience for web browsing, email (including attachment viewing) and other corporate applications. Leveraging the power of the Proximus network, the BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a powerful connectivity tool with unrivalled email performance bringing speed and simplicity to communications.

With its slim and elegant design and wide range of features, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 smartphone is a great choice for style-savvy users. The BlackBerry Pearl combines stunning looks and a small form-factor with a powerful suite of tools including phone, email, digital camera, web browser, multimedia, SMS and MMS, organiser and much more. Thanks to the built-in media player and stereo headset jack, entertainment lovers can enjoy their favourite music and videos wherever they are.

Along with its great functionality, the BlackBerry Pearl smartphone is also extremely user-friendly. The BlackBerry Pearl 8100 includes voice-activated dialling, support for voicemail attachment playback, a built-in speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for use with hands-free headsets and car kits. Users can easily access emails, pictures, the Internet and their contacts using the incredibly intuitive trackball navigation system.

Proximus now offers three BlackBerry smartphones to the market with each providing the proven and popular benefits of the BlackBerry wireless platform and having their own unique features to meet the needs of a range of customers. The BlackBerry® 8800 is a stylish, full AZERTY, industry-leading smartphone ideal for the successful mobile professional. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 includes advanced satellite navigation capabilities and the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 provides an ultra-sleek and elegant design for individuals who want multimedia and email capabilities in a slim line smartphone.

Key features of the BlackBerry Curve 8310 include:

• Phone, email, text, instant messaging, organiser web browser, support for applications and attachment handling
• Advanced media player supporting pictures, audio and video entertainment
• Built-in GPS
• Full AZERTY keyboard and trackball navigation
• 2 megapixel camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom
• Large, bright 320 x 240 display
• Expandable memory slot for microSD cards
• Large high resolution and full colour landscape display with built-in light sensing technology
• Hands-free voice dialling, mp3 and MIDI ring tones, conference calling and call forwarding
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS network support for connectivity
• 1100mAhr battery
• Automatic spell checker
• Soft-touch sides
• Advanced phone features, including new features such as alternate line service, improved incoming call dialogue and support for pre-loading WAP and MMS configurations

Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 include:

• Phone email, text, instant messaging, organiser web browser, support for applications and attachment handling
• Advanced media player supporting picture, audio and video entertainment
• 1.3 megapixel camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom
• Expandable memory slot for microSD cards
• Large high resolution and full colour portrait display with built-in light sensing technology
• Hands-free voice dialling, mp3 and MIDI ring tones, conference calling and call forwarding
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS network support for connectivity
• SureType® keyboard (which combines phone and AZERTY keyboard layouts in a narrower design) and trackball navigation

About Proximus
Proximus, 100% owned by the Belgacom Group, is the market leader in mobile telephony in Belgium. On 30 June 2007 Proximus had 4,415,824 active customers* (49% postpaid and 51% prepaid customers).
* Active customer: user of a mobile phone card who received or sent a call or SMS during the past three months.

About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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  • Renau Meunier

    Bonjour,
    Je me permet de vous contacter pour vous demander de l’aide point de vue technique car je n’arrive pas à trouver de solution..

    Mon BlackBerry 8520 s’allume mais ne démarre pas.
    Je m’explique, lorsque je l’allume, il reste bloquer sur la petite horloge et rien ne change, je ne sais même pas l’éteindre normalement!!!
    Je dois faire alt+aAdroite+del pour qu’il se reboot mais il s’allume à nouveau !
    Quel est le problème, que puis-je faire pour qu’il fonctionne à nouveau ??????

    Merci d’avance