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Viettel, Alcatel-Lucent and RIM Announce the Launch of the BlackBerry Solution in Vietnam

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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, Paris, France and Waterloo, Ontario - Viettel, a leading mobile operator in Vietnam, Alcatel-Lucent and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry wireless solution in Vietnam. Using BlackBerry smartphones, Viettel customers will be able to wirelessly send and receive emails, make phone calls, browse the Internet, send text messages and access corporate and lifestyle applications when on the move.

At launch, Viettel will offer its customers the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and the BlackBerry 8700 and the BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphones as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate customers and BlackBerry Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users.

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OtterBox releases Defender Series for the BlackBerry 8350i and the BlackBerry 8700

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The BlackBerry Curve 8350i has been launched for less than a week, but already those eager beavers over at OtterBox (boy, did I mix that metaphor) already have a Defender Series case available for it. In addition, OtterBox has introduced a new streamlined case for an old classic - the BlackBerry 8700. Why?

“The lifecycle of the BlackBerry 8700 Series smartphone has been long-lived and it remains an essential tool for a variety of industries so we’ve gone back to the drawing board to offer something new,” said Curt Richardson, CEO of OtterBox. “Those in military, construction and other fast-paced work environments need protection without bulk and the OtterBox Defender Series offers the best of both worlds.”

While BlackBerry Cool is always focused on the cutting edge of BlackBerry news, I do notice many 8700’s still in use during my daily excursions around Ottawa. Although you could probably shoot an 8700 through a brick wall without damaging it, I’m sure there are those that need that extra bit of protection. To learn more about your OtterBox of choice, click the link below!

BlackBerry Curve 8350i Defender Case
BlackBerry 8700 Defender Series

BlackBerrys to land in Vietnam in October

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Viettel will be bringing the BlackBerry 8700, BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8100 and BlackBerry 8320 to Vietnam this October. The 4,000 devices on the way will be the first shipment Vietnam sees, and Veittel is lined up to be the sole distributer in the long run. We actually get quite a few Vietnamese readers on BBCool, so it’s good news for them. Mobifone is in a close race with Viettel for cellular subscribers, but an exclusive BlackBerry deal could be the tiebreaker that puts Viettel in the lead.

(via cellular-news)

Du launches BlackBerry service in UAE

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DuAnnounced back in back in May, Du’s BlackBerry service has finally gone live after government approval and is now available in the United Arab Emirates. There’s quite the BlackBerry lineup for Du, including the BlackBerry 8100 for AED 1,799.00, the BlackBerry 8300 for AED 1,880.00, the BlackBerry 8700 for AED 1,350.00 and the BlackBerry 8800 for AED 2,199.00. It’s a solid start for an inaugural launch and shows that Du is clearly throwing their chips in with RIM in order to take on the current leading carrier, Etisalat. It’ll be tough going, but we certainly know what it’s like in Canada to not have much in the way of competition.

(via cellular-news)

BlackBerry 8700 gets OS 4.5

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BlackBerry 8700Not one to be taken out back just yet, the BlackBerry 8700 can now get in on all of the OS 4.5 fun that the Curve, Pearl and 8800 have recently received. The guts didn’t change too much from the BlackBerry 8700 to the BlackBerry 8100, so you’ll likely see them both supported until they’re kicked to the curb. Do you guys think the 8700 will make the OS 4.6 cut? 4.7? You can grab the latest handheld software for the BlackBerry 8700 from Orange Romania here. They’ve also got the software for a bunch of other devices if you haven’t upgraded yet.

(via BerryReview)

Du announces BlackBerry service in UAE

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UAEAlthough Etisalat rules the UAE market, underdog du has just announced their new BlackBerry services. The launch lineup is pretty extensive, and includes the BlackBerry 8700, BlackBerry 8100, BlackBerry 8300 and BlackBerry 8800. A BBCool reader had made the point that Du has a long way to go to catch up to Etisalat. To me, getting some BlackBerrys on the shelf is a step in that direction.

Russian BlackBerrys launched

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Onion DomeThe settlement of security issues last month has finally borne fruit as Russian carrier Vimpelcom has landed a contract with British American Tobacco for a batch of BlackBerry 8700s. 40 more clients are already lined up for the BlackBerry service, showing a clear demand and promising future for RIM in the Motherland.

BlackBerry due in China this quarter

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ChinaWhile there’s still some contention over the iPhone’s status in the land of the rising sun, China Mobile is slated to bust out the BlackBerry 8700 before the end of the quarter. Although it’s a bit tempting to brag about BlackBerry beating the iPhone into the country, but let’s hold off to see if China Mobile actually called off talks, or if they’ve actually started them. There might have been a few delays getting the BlackBerry in before Christmas, but maybe all the waiting has been building up some excitement over there…?

China Mobile yet to launch BlackBerrys

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ChinaMainland China was supposed to get a bunch of BlackBerry 8700s by the end of December, but it’s still yet to happen. It’s taken long enough for RIM to crack the tough nut of the Chinese market, so what’s a bit longer, eh? While confident that everything is going smoothly now that they’re inside the borders, the ball is still in the carrier’s court to deliver.

“You should ask China Mobile about the timeline,” [Charles] Liu, RIM’s top executive in China, told Reuters. “From my perspective, everything is according to plan.”

Bangladesh gets BlackBerry

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We’ve talked plenty about India in RIM’s Asian game, but neighbouring Bangladesh has just got its first taste with the BlackBerry 8700 and the BlackBerry 8100. With a population density nearly three times India, you can expect our favourite handhelds to spread nicely over there. No sign of pricing on Grameenphone’s site, but for anyone out in that neck of the woods, you can expect more info before the end of the month.




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