E-Plus And RIM Introduce The BlackBerry 8700g in Germany


E-Plus and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry 8700g for corporate and individual customers in Germany. The new, sleek, lightweight and stylish BlackBerry 8700g features a completely re-engineered device platform that is optimized to significantly enhance performance and usability. The new BlackBerry 8700g - the ultimate balance of performance, design and function - will be available from E-Plus in February.

“With its high performance device platform and Intel processor, the BlackBerry 8700g provides users with the increased power needed to enjoy an exceptional user experience,” said Thorsten Dirks, Chief Operating Officer of E-Plus. “We are pleased to work with RIM to offer the BlackBerry 8700g to our customers, providing an unrivalled data and voice experience to keep them connected to family, friends and colleagues, while on the go.”

With a powerful Intel processor, 64 MB flash memory, 16 MB SRAM and an optimized device platform, the BlackBerry 8700g offers faster web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance.

In addition to leading wireless email and wireless data features, the quad-band BlackBerry 8700g incorporates premium phone features such as dedicated ’send’ ‘end’ and ‘mute’ phone keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, as well as speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with car kits and headsets.

The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colors and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver exceptionally vivid graphics. The BlackBerry 8700g also automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide the best viewing for outdoor, indoor and dark environments.

“We are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry 8700g to E-Plus’ mobile customers in Germany,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8700g is ideal for customers who want a lightweight, all-in-one device with best-in-class performance for email, phone, web browsing and corporate data applications.”

“RIM and E-Plus Germany are bringing innovative and full-featured products to the market. Using the Intel® XScale®-based processor, the BlackBerry 8700g gives customers in Germany the robust voice and data features they want, in a sleek, elegant design,” said Hannes Schwaderer, Regional Manager Germany, Austria, Switzerland.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

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