AIS and RIM Launch BlackBerry 8700g in Thailand

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Research In Motion and Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited today announced the launch of the BlackBerry 8700g in Thailand. Operating on AIS’ EDGE network, the BlackBerry 8700g provides the ultimate balance of performance, design and function to provide a best-in-class solution for “push” email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and access to corporate data applications. The BlackBerry 8700g features a completely re-engineered device platform with an Intel XScale cellular processor, 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SDRAM to deliver dramatically faster web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing in an all-in-one stylish device.

“BlackBerry is a reliable, flexible and innovative mobile platform that meets the needs of mobile users in the dynamic business environment in Thailand,” said Mr. Sutichai Cheunchoosil Vice President Enterprise Business Development Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited. “The new BlackBerry 8700g takes full advantage of our high speed EDGE network to provide an exceptional voice, email and data experience.”

The quad-band and EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8700g supports national and international roaming(i) and includes 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 wireless hands-free handsets and car kits.

The BlackBerry 8700g also features a bright, high resolution, landscape QVGA (320×240) LCD display that supports more than 65,000 colors and delivers vivid graphics. The device includes an intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen and keyboard to optimize visibility in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.

“We are pleased to work with AIS to bring the BlackBerry 8700g to mobile customers in Thailand,” said Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Leveraging the power of AIS’ EDGE network and the re-engineered BlackBerry device platform, the BlackBerry 8700g provides an unrivalled user experience for customers who want to remain connected and productive with both voice and data applications in a single device.”

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 personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

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